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Taxpayers Will Cover Cosmetics Bill for Skinhead's Murder Trial

Do you like the makeup on John DiTullio’s face and neck? Hope so, because you may be paying for it. The skinhead, who goes on trial for murder today in Clearwater, Fla., will appear in court with special cosmetics covering his tattoos — including a swastika on his neck and green-tinted “scar” running from forehead to eyebrow — The New York Times reports.

Taxpayers will pick up the tab for the makeover after the court agreed with lawyer Bjorn Brunvand that the tattoos could prove “distracting or prejudicial” to jurors.

The Times reports this is Ditullio’s second trial for the murder; the first, “which also involved the services of a cosmetologist,” ended last year in a mistrial.

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