'MURDER' Tat Doesn't Make Him A Murderer
And that's the situation with a Kansas man was arrested on first-degree murder charges.
Court documents show Jeffrey Chapman was arrested in late 2011 after Damon Galliart's body was found in a ditch. The defendant has been in custody since then and like many such defendants has not been successful in posting a bail bond.
Danny Isn't Here Anymore Mrs. Torrance
Maybe he's a Shinning fan?
The defendant is concerned, according to his attorney, that his unconventional tattoo might have a negative impact on his case. Not only could it sway the judge, he said, he's worried it will influence the jury and the criminal proceedings.
How a defendant looks, dresses and acts are all part of the impression they make, his attorney asserts, and a motion has been submitted to have the tattoo removed or covered up.
Maybe a Turtleneck?
The county prosecutor's office reportedly said they're not against Chapman pursuing a change in his appearance, but they do take issue with allowing him to be transported to a licensed tattoo shop.
That's the only place tattoo artists are permitted to conduct business as a matter of state law.
Chapman's trial is set to start next week, so he's about to run out of luck. A turtleneck perhaps?