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Sale Of Prison Artwork Draws Ire Of Skinner Relatives

But when Walker found out recently that a website is selling artwork created by the Elmira man convicted as the ring leader in those killings, it was like an old wound was ripped open again.

Davide Coggins, 37, is currently serving a 50-year to life sentence at Attica Correctional Facility for his role in the April 2013 murders of Town of Carroll residents Gordon and Joyce Skinner, who were family relations.

Coggins apparently has been painting artwork in prison, and one of his pieces is for sale on a website known as serialkillersink.net.

The idea that anyone, inmates or otherwise, could profit from such a horrific crime is nauseating, Walker said.

“It feels just like another kick in the stomach, that he’s getting away with one more thing. We didn’t even know something like this existed,” she said. “You see things on TV or in the movies but you don’t expect it to be

Read more at: http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2016/09/sale-of-prison-artwork-draws-ire-of-skinner-relatives/

Killers’ artwork for sale; victims’ kin sickened

Julie Walker lives every day with the anguish caused by the murders of her aunt and uncle in the Jamestown area.

But when Walker recently discovered a website is selling artwork created by the Elmira man convicted as the ringleader in those killings, it was like an old wound was ripped open again.

Davide Coggins, 37, is serving a 50-years-to-life sentence at Attica Correctional Facility for his role in the April 2013 murders of Carroll residents Gordon and Joyce

Read more at: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/09/17/killers-artwork-sale-victims-kin-sickened/90580306/

PROFIT FROM MURDER: Killers’ artwork for sale – Elmira Star

Julie Walker lives every day with the anguish caused by the murders of her aunt and uncle in the Jamestown area.

But when Walker recently discovered a website is selling artwork created by the Elmira man convicted as the ringleader in those killings, it was like an old wound was ripped open again.

Davide Coggins, 37, is serving a 50-year-to-life sentence at Attica Correctional Facility for his role in the April 2013

Read more at: http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/crime/2016/09/16/profiting-murder/90127722/

Nebraska Supreme Court to rule on publication of serial killer’s artwork

By Bill Kelly, NET News

June 11th, 2015

1983 coverage of the Joubert murder in the Omaha World Herald.

1983 coverage of the Joubert murder in the Omaha World Herald.


Lincoln, NE – Drawings done by executed serial killer John Joubert in the 1980s remain out of public view while the Nebraska Supreme Court decides if the artwork should be released to an author updating his account of the notorious murder case.

Joubert told onetime Omaha television reporter Mark Pettit about the sketches during a series of death row interviews. At least two drawings purportedly depict Joubert’s violent fantasies against young boys.

Pettit, who hopes to update his book “A Need to Kill” with information about the drawings, has been denied access by the Nebraska Department of Corrections (NDCS). He claims the work is “significant from a

Read more at: http://www.kvnonews.com/2015/06/nebraska-supreme-court-to-rule-on-publication-of-serial-killers-artwork/

Serial killer Anthony Sowell’s artwork back on ‘murderabilia’ website

anthony sowell.jpgAnthony Sowell

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A drawing showing 11 tombstones and credited to Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell is for sale again — after disappearing from a website that peddles so-called “murderabilia.”

A letter posted along with the pencil drawing on serialkillersink.net states that the condemned inmate will continue sending artwork to the website, but contends he does not profit from sales.

“Frist [sic] let me say that I give out artwork to you and others all the time,” the letter states. “I’m not breaking any laws and I will keep on sending out letters, artwork, and photo’s [sic]. I’m not being paid for them, they have nothing to do with my case and what ever people do with them is up to them.”

The letter, addressed to Serial Killers Ink owner

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/serial_killer_anthony_sowells.html

Children’s charities outraged after artwork by serial killer Myra Hindley is displayed in museum

A ceramic plant pot made by serial killer Myra Hindley has been put on display at a museum.

The porcelain pig with a wasp balancing on its nose was decorated with gold paint while Hindley was serving her life sentence in Durham Prison after being convicted of killing five children in the Moors Murders with Ian Brady.

Simply named China Pig, it was placed behind a glass cabinet four years ago and since seen by 70,000 people who were unaware of the identity of the artist.

On show: A ceramic pig made by serial killer Myra Hindley while in prison is  part of the display at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham

Curators at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham decided not  to reveal that Hindley was the artist as it might ‘sensationalise’ the exhibition that includes other prisoners’ artwork.

The plaque

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1195749/Childrens-charities-outraged-artwork-serial-killer-Myra-Hindley-displayed-museum.html