A neo-Nazi on trial for murder in America is to have his distinctive tattoos covered up by make up costing around $160 (€108.46) a day in case they prejudice jurors.
John Allen Ditullio has a six-inch swastika under his right ear, barbed wire down the right side of his face and an extreme and very personal vulgarity scrawled on one side of his neck.
A judge ruled that the state must pay a make-up artist to cover them up.
Judge Michael Andrews, acting on a request by Ditullio’s lawyer, ruled that the tattoos are potentially offensive and could influence a jury’s opinion in the state’s death penalty case against the 23-year-old.
He is accused of donning a gas mask, breaking into a neighbour’s home and stabbing two people, killing one of them.