Category Archives: Murderabilia

The DNA of a Killer

Correspondent: Anne-Marie Green; Producers: Judy Rybak, Elena DiFiore, Lindsey Schwartz and Chris O’Connell

Nearly two decades after 18-year-old Angie Dodge was brutally murdered in her Idaho Falls, Idaho, apartment, police were still hunting for the killer who left his DNA at the crime scene, while a man who did not match the DNA was serving a 30-year sentence for participating in the crime.

In 2014, police took a new and very controversial approach to try to find a match to that DNA. They searched a public DNA database owned by Ancestry.com, hoping to find someone related to Angie’s killer. They got a close enough match to make them think they had found the killer’s family tree – and there they found what they believed to be their man: a young New Orleans filmmaker who happened to have produced a short film about a girl’s brutal death.

But was he?

“Nobody

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Moors Murder fortune: Sick Ian Brady items to sell BIG with monster on deathbed

“People have an interest a dark interest in the macabre.”

The twisted couple sexually abused, tortured and murdered Pauline Reade, 16, John Kilbride, 12, Keith Bennett, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17.

Brady was put behind bars in 1966.

He was sentenced to three concurrent life sentences.

Hindley was given two and a concurrent seven-year term for harbouring Brady in the knowledge that he had murdered John Kilbride.

Read more at: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/589029/Moors-Murderer-legacy-Ian-Brady-items-dying-deathbed-terminal-lung-cancer-illness

Book apparently written by Fort Hood shooter on sale for $1300 – KTRK

A Houston victim of the mass shooting at Fort Hood can’t believe someone would want to profit over pain and loss by selling “murderabilia.”

Dayna Ferguson was among the 32 injured almost seven years ago to the day. She was shot three times, while thirteen people were killed. Perpetrator Major Nidal Hasan is currently on death row.

This week, a “murderabilia” (or crime memorabilia) dealer posted a book allegedly written by Hasan for sale online. It’s really a stack of 51 handwritten pages. The asking price: $1,350.

“I hope no one would spend that kind of money on that,” said Ferguson, a former Army Specialist-turned-yoga instructor who lives in Houston. She says the physical and emotional wounds are still there, and any news of Hasan cuts deep.

“It brings up a lot of emotions for sure. A lot. A lot of emotions,” said Ferguson, who had never heard

Read more at: http://abc13.com/news/book-by-fort-hood-shooter-on-sale-for-$1300/1635520/

Murderabilia for sale: Fort Hood shooter’s views on mass shooting

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram shows Nidal Hasan. In a video released Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, many of those affected by the shooting rampage three years ago at Fort Hood urged the government to declare it a terrorist attack, saying wounded soldiers and victims' relatives otherwise won't receive the same benefits as those in a combat zone. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram, File) Photo: Uncredited, HOPD / Bell County Sheriff's Department

In a handwritten book believed to be penned by Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, the convicted killer claims his actions were taken “in defense of Islam” by a “sincere Muslim.”

Read more at: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Murderabilia-for-sale-Fort-Hood-shooter-s-views-10645891.php

Murderabilia and True Crime Collecting

Murderabilia and True Crime Collecting looks in depth at the collectible world of Murderabilia and delves closely into the cultural impact of murderer and serial killer culture in contemporary society. Through interviews with some of the world’s most prolific and notorious murderers and serial killers this book discusses their point of view on serial killer artwork and crafts being freely available in the public domain and the issues that exist between killer, collector and victim. Featuring exclusive interviews with: Dennis Nilsen, Wayne Lo, Ian Brady, Joel Rifkin, Nico Claux and many more. Also including artwork from: John Wayne, Danny Rolling, Ottis Toole, Issei Sagawa, plus lots of images of some of the most unusual crafts and memorabilia affiliated with some of the most infamous killers of our time. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in, Murderabilia, true crime and serial killer culture. “Murderabilia and True Crime Collecting is the definitive book on the subject of Murderabilia and related serial killer culture”.

Handwritten book linked to Fort Hood shooter is for sale online

A crime memorabilia dealer is selling a 51-page handwritten book believed to be penned by Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. Photo: True Crime Auction House

A 51-page handwritten book allegedly written by Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan is on sale for more than $1,300 at an online “murderabilia” site.

“I think it’s a shame,” said Dorothy Carskadon, one of more than 30 wounded in Hasan’s 2009 murder spree.

The 46-year-old former Army psychiatrist is currently on death row at Fort Leavenworth’s disciplinary barracks after he was convicted of slaughtering 13 people and wounding dozens more during his Fort Hood massacre.

“In his trial he never testified; he never said anything,” said Andy Kahan, the City of Houston’s victims advocate. “So this quite possibly could be an incredible look into his mind.”

It might not be the only look into his mind, though; Hasan’s civil attorney John Galligan said his

Read more at: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Handwritten-book-allegedly-penned-by-Fort-Hood-10643655.php

Murderabilia: Inside the weird online market for serial killer artifacts

Eric Holler, like lots of business owners, says his biggest months of the year fall between Halloween and Christmas. But, his wares aren’t your typical stocking stuffers: Holler runs Serial Killers Ink, one of the top sites for what’s known as murderabilia — collectibles owned by real-life mass murderers, from their letters and paintings to their underwear.

“People are getting in the mood for spooky, dark things,” Holler said by phone from his home in Jacksonville, Fla., where he has run Serial Killers Ink since 2009. “But it also has to do with Christmas shopping.”

Gift options for your loved ones this holiday season could include this crude watercolor painting, titled ‘Angelic Rain,’ going for $50 by Teodoro Baez, a Chicago man who murdered and dismembered two people with a Samurai

Read more at: http://theweek.com/articles/662522/murderabilia-inside-weird-online-market-serial-killer-artifacts

Items from suspected Ashland serial killer for sale on ‘murderabilia’ website

ASHLAND, Ohio– Tracings of suspected serial killer Shawn Grate’s hands are listed on the “murderabilia” website Serial Killers Ink.

Grate was arrested after a woman called police from a house on Covert Court in Ashland on Sept. 13. The victim said Grate held her captive. After she was rescued, investigators began discovering bodies.

The 40-year-old is accused of killing four women and faces more than 23 counts, including murder, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. Authorities said he confessed to the crimes. His trial is scheduled to start on Nov. 6, 2017.

Two tracings of Grate’s hands appear on the Serial Killers Ink for $50 each. Both are listed as out of stock.

“Signed in full with Christian childrens prayer at the top of the page and Christian inspirational words on each of the five fingers. Five is a reocurring theme in many of Grate’s items as it represents the five victims attributed to him. The

Read more at: http://fox8.com/2016/11/07/items-from-suspected-ashland-serial-killer-for-sale-on-murderabilia-website/

Shawn Grate items advertised online for sale – WKYC


MARION, OHIO – While accused serial killer Shawn Grate remains in the Ashland County Jail, a Florida-based seller of “murderabilia” says he has acquired items signed by Grate, including two that appear to have been signed after his arrest and pre-trial detention.

Capt. David Blake, jail administrator for the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, said he wasn’t sure exactly how Grate would have sent the items out, but he believes they were sent before an Oct. 13 gag order was imposed on Grate to restrict his outside communication.

Grate grew up in Marion County and was arrested Sept. 13, leading to an Ashland County indictment for the murders of two women and kidnapping and rape of another who survived and was able to call 911. Officials have linked Grate to the deaths of three more women, including one in Marion County around 2005.

Court and law enforcement records

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