Murder Suspect Desperate to Get ‘Murder’ Tattoo Removed
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word “murder” across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up.
Prosecutors say they aren’t opposed to Jeffrey Chapman covering his tattoo but Barton County’s sheriff says he’s against transporting Chapman to a licensed tattoo facility — the only places tattoo artists are allowed to practice under Kansas law.
Man on trial for murder worried “MURDER” tattoo might hurt his case. http://t.co/soCYPdaxiw
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The Great Bend Tribune reports Chapman’s trial is scheduled to start Monday in the November 2011 killing of Damon Galliart, whose body was found by hunters in a roadside ditch southwest of Great Bend.
Chapman’s attorney says in a motion the tattoo would be extremely prejudicial if seen by a jury.
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