MURDERER JOHN ALLEN DITULLIO WEARS MAKEUP!

John Allen Ditulio

A MAN accused of breaking into his neighbour’s house and stabbing two people – killing one of them – is having neo-Nazi tattoos on his face covered up for his murder trial.

A make-up artist is being paid up to $US150 ($165) a day to cover the tattoos on John Allen Ditullio‘s face and neck after a judge ruled they should be hidden from a jury, the Associated Press has reported.

Ditullio faces trial on charges of murder and attempted murder over a 2006 stabbing attack in a town north of Tampa, Florida.  His lawyer argued the tattoos – which Ditullio had done after his arrest – would scare or prejudice the jury against him.

The judge agreed, ordering a 15cm swastika on Ditullio’s neck and barbed wire tattoo across his right eye be painted over.  Any tattoos he had before his arrest will not be covered.

Ditullio is accused of putting on a gas mask, then breaking into a neighbour’s house and stabbing one person to death and badly injuring another.  He faces the death penalty if convicted.

“Whenever someone is facing the death penalty, they should get a fair trial,” his lawyer, public defender Bjorn Brunvand said. 

“The jury can judge this case on the facts and the law and not base their decision on being offended.”

Ditullio was also shaven and generally tidied up for his court appearances so far, as is normally the case for defendants at trial.

Tattoos have also been covered for the trial in Texas of an assassin for a Mexican drug cartel.

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~ by jennylilbit on December 10, 2009.

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