Neo-Nazi John Ditullio's Swastika Tattoo to be Hidden from Jury at Second Murder Trial

John Allen Ditullio, Jr. in court in New Port Richey, Fla., Dec. 4, 2009 (AP Photo)

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (CBS/AP) A second murder trial is beginning Monday for a neo-Nazi whose tattoos are being covered up by a cosmetologist so jurors can't see them.

John Allen Ditullio is charged in the stabbing death of 17-year-old Kristofer King and accused of wounding Patricia Wells inside her mobile home in 2003.

Ditullio has a large swastika, barbed wire and a vulgarity tattooed on his face and neck. The Tampa Tribune reports that a judge ruled the tattoos could sway a jury's opinion and ordered them covered. The state is paying a cosmetologist up to $150 a day to cover the tattoos during Ditullio's trial.

During his first trial, a jury deadlocked after deliberating for almost 10 hours.


Dec. 9, 2009 - John Allen Ditullio Murder Trial: State Must Pay to Hide Neo-Nazi's Swastika Tattoos