Florida neo-Nazi John Ditullio who had his facial tattoos covered up in court to the tune of one-hundred-fifty taxpayer dollars a day, was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the March 2006 murder of 17-year-old gay teen Kristofer King, who was the friend of the son of Patricia Wells, who was also attacked in her mobile home because she was friends with a black man.
It took jurors 11 hours to come back with first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder convictions for Ditullio, and 30 minutes to decide that Ditullio should spend the rest of his life in prison.
Ditullio stabbed Kristofer King in the skull, twice, with a knife while King was using the computer. Prosecutors argued he killed King because he was gay. Ditullio, who had stormed into Wells’ mobile home wearing a gas mask, also turned the knife on Wells, slicing her face hands and arms; miraculously she managed to escape by fleeing into the bedroom. Ditullio did not appreciate Wells’ friendship with a person of color.
During the sentencing hearing, Ditullio opted not to wear make-up; he wanted the judge to see his swastika tats