Judge discusses Gibson’s tattoo weeks before next murder trial

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by WHAS11

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 21 at 6:04 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Suspected serial killer William Clyde Gibson is set to stand trial in June for the murder of a third woman and talk of his tattoo was the subject inside a court room once again on Wednesday, May 21.

Judge Susan Orth addressed the tattoo on the back of Gibson’s head that reads “death row x3.”

Orth said she spoke to the jail barber about his hair, which she requested Gibson grow out before the trial to cover the tattoo. The tattoo is now disguised by hair, but not completely hidden. The barber suggested Gibson tint his hair dark brown.

Gibson made a request that he be able to shave his head, and use makeup to hide it. The judge didn't like that idea but said she would discuss the issue further with the barber.

Orth’s issue with the tattoo is that the language refers to two murders not involved with the Stephanie Kirk murder case.

Gibson is set to face trial for the murder of Stephanie Kirk in June. Her remains were found at his New Albany home in 2012.

Gibson is already facing the death penalty for the murder of Christine Whitis and 65 years in prison for killing Karen Hodella.
 

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