RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Prosecutors say photos showing white-supremacist tattoos on one or both men killed at a Russellville salvage yard shouldn’t be shown during the trial against the man charged in their deaths.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports prosecutors argued Tuesday to exclude photos taken by authorities when the bodies of Beau Dewitt and Aaron Brock were pulled from crushed vehicles. The court motion did not say whether both men had the tattoos.
Investigators say 36-year-old Tyler Barefield shot the men at his U-Pull-It Auto Parts business.
Prosecutor David Gibbons says the tattoos aren’t relevant to how the men died, and pictures showing the men can be presented without jurors seeing the tattoos.
Barefield’s attorney, Patrick Benca, said the defense would file a response to Gibbons’ motion. Barefield’s trial is set for Oct. 23.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com