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Man about to go to trial for murder wants tattoo removed

Man Wants To Remove His 'Murder' Tattoo Before Trial


Kansas man Jeffrey Chapman, who is charged with first degree murder, has requested to have a very specific tattoo removed before his trial.

As his mug shot reveals, the word 'murder' is spelled backwards across Chapman's neck in big block letters. According to HLN, 'the tattoo is backwards because he allegedly wanted to read it in the mirror.'

Chapman's trial is scheduled for April 28th, though he's hoping to have his trial postponed.

Chapman's attorney argues the tattoo needs to be removed or covered up before his client's trial so the jury won't be prejudiced against him.

Unfortunately for Chapman, state law prohibits tattooing outside of a licensed tattoo parlor, and Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says he is unwilling to have Chapman escorted to such a facility.

According to KATC, 'prosecutors aren't opposed to Chapman covering his tattoo.'

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Applez64 April 24 2014 at 1:52 PM

While we're at it, let's not let the DA enter any evidence against him- it might prejudice the jury! DUH!

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Tracey April 24 2014 at 2:13 PM

This moron evidently thought that stupid tattoo was cool when he got it done, so now he gets to live with it. He is a thug and chose to live up to what he tattooed on his body. Now he must live, and potentially die by his chosen ink. Dumbass!!!!!

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smile4794 April 24 2014 at 2:14 PM

If he wants it removed, then he or his family needs to fork out the money to remove it, but I don't think they should let him. Let the jury see this person for who he really is..He can wear a turtle neck to hide it. That's ridiculous

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PG April 24 2014 at 2:14 PM

Some decisions, like tattoos and murder, just can't be undone.

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reljal April 24 2014 at 2:14 PM

Have him keep the tattoo and when in prison see how the other inmates take to it.

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FabeyJay April 24 2014 at 2:15 PM

Leave that ish right there! It was for forever when you got it..Oh well...

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michelle5487 April 24 2014 at 2:17 PM

Idiot. It's there deal with it.

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Loria April 24 2014 at 2:21 PM

Doesn't the tear drop mean he has killed someone? He will need to wear a turtleneck, probably not his style, oh well!

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cabinsmoke Loria April 24 2014 at 2:34 PM

A tear dropm means that he lives off the government.

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smaxson5 April 24 2014 at 2:22 PM

and he is probably wondering how he didn't get away with it. Brialliant!!!! FOOL

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Andrew April 24 2014 at 2:23 PM

would he like to have a tailored Armani Suit too. give him a large turtle neck to put on.

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