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Judge: Murder suspect must cover 'death row' tat

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approximation of William Clyde Gibson's head tattoo (courtesy WDRB-TV) approximation of William Clyde Gibson's head tattoo (courtesy WDRB-TV)
William Clyde Gibson, III (courtesy WDRB-TV) William Clyde Gibson, III (courtesy WDRB-TV)
NEW ALBANY, Ind. -

A judge wants a southern Indiana man to grow out his hair to cover a tattoo saying "Death Row X3" before his remaining capital murder trial.

Floyd Superior Court Judge Susan Orth issued the order Monday during a pretrial hearing for 56-year-old William Clyde Gibson III. He faces a June trial in connection with the slaying of 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk of Charlestown.

WDRB-TV reported the tattoo is on the back of Gibson's head.

Gibson already has been condemned to death for killing a family friend at his home in New Albany, just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. He's also due to be sentenced April 17 to 65 years in prison for his guilty plea in the fatal stabbing of Karen Hodella of Port Orange, Fla., in 2002.

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