Prison delayed for WA man to remove gang tattoos

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- An Everett man sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a deadly 2010 robbery has been allowed two weeks free to remove his gang tattoos.

The Everett Herald reports that (http://bit.ly/mZx7Ge ) that a judge on Thursday allowed 32-year-old Derek Boyd to remain free while he undergoes laser treatment to remove gang tattoos. Boyd says he doesn't want to go to prison with gang-affiliated marks on his skin.

Prosecutors say Boyd drove two other men to the apartment of Alonzo Lopez-Gonzales, where they killed the man. Boyd pleaded guilty earlier this year.