A Las Vegas judge ordered a courtroom makeup artist to conceal a neo-Nazi’s provocative head, face and neck tattoos after potential jurors admitted they wouldn’t be able to fairly judge the case.
Bayzle Morgan, who in a separate case faces a murder trial, is accused of stealing a man’s motorcycle at gunpoint in the Las Vegas Valley in May 2013.
He’s inked up with neo-Nazi tattoos including the words “Baby Nazi” across the front of his neck, a swastika within a clover under his left eye and an Iron Cross on the back of his head.
The Nazi symbolism was concealed with makeup for the 24-year-old’s courtroom appearance Monday, as it will be for the rest of his robbery trial.
A cosmetologist will cover Morgan’s tattoos daily before jurors see him so that the case is not decided based on his appearance.
The makeup will be removed nightly before Morgan returns to the Clark County Detention Center.
Morgan will go to trial for murder next month, when another judge may decide to have his tattoos covered.
Days before his robbery arrest, Morgan was accused of killing a 75-year-old woman whose home he broke into before breaking a pistol’s trigger guard over her head and shooting her. He faces the death penalty if convicted in the murder.