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Suspect wants ‘murder’ tattoo removed before trial

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KANSAS – A Kansas man about to go on trial for first-degree murder has asked to have a tattoo on his neck removed. Jeffrey Chapman has the tattoo ‘murder’ spelled backwards across his neck, according to a report on

He is accused of killing a man in 2011.

It was reported that Chapman’s defense attorney filed a motion to allow a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover up the word. He said the tattoo is irrelevant to the case and could cause the jury to pre-judge Chapman.

The Barton County Sheriff said tattooing and tattoo removal is illegal in jail.

The trial is scheduled to begin April 28.

Source: KWCH


  • manalishi

    I’m thinking the use of large power tools would remove that tatoo in an instant. 2 problems solved.

    • Mary M.

      manalishi means diarrhea of the keyboard. This neanderthal never has anything substantive to contribute.

      • manalishi

        “Diarrhea”? “neanderthal”? You want to work on that “substantive” inner struggle issue. Your meds aren’t working anymore.

    • athynz

      The trolls are out in force! I wonder if Mary. M is David’s female persona – as “she” has not posted before and despite “her” claims that you have “…never has anything substantive to contribute…” I note her only post is a dig towards you and no mention of the topic. Typical David type post. I think he used another persona to wish a vicious dog attack on me in another article. Amusing all around! LOL

  • Belsma

    Ummm, who gets that tatted that on their neck? Sorry dude, take the responsibility for all of your stupid actions. Idiot.

  • athynz

    How about “NO” as “No, your client will not be allowed to have his tattoo professionally covered”, as in “No, your client will not be allowed to use taxpayer money for this medically unnecessary procedure”, as in “No, your client had this tattoo during his alleged act and he should have to keep it throughout the trial”.

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