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How Two Hilarious Women Turned a Comedy-Murder Podcast Into a Phenomenon

In the early morning hours of August 26th, 1986, Jennifer Levin left Dorrian’s Red Hand, then a favorite watering hole of the underage Upper East Side elite, with Robert Chambers. The well-liked, beautiful Levin was bound for junior college in Boston the following week. But shortly after dawn, her brutally strangled body was found in Central Park. Chambers, 19, would later tell police he’d accidentally killed 18-year-old Levin in self-defense when she’d initiated “rough sex.” Tabloids labelled the slaying the “Preppy Murder,” and romanticized Chambers as a handsome, Kennedy-like figure destined for greatness, while Levin was posthumously slut-shamed. (“How Jennifer Courted Death”, read one Daily News headline.) Chambers’ defense doubled-down on Jennifer’s supposedly promiscuous reputation, subpoenaing the Levin family for their late daughter’s so-called “sex diary,” which never existed – all she had was an appointment notebook. Her killer pled guilty to manslaughter and served 15 years in prison.

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

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

Prosecutors charge man with 5 murder counts in Washington

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Arcan Cetin is escorted into Skagit County District Court by Skagit County's Sheriff's Deputies, in Mt. Vernon, Wash. The young man accused of fatally shooting five people at the Cascade Mall had a history of violence against animals and his girlfriend, who told police he had links with bad people in Turkey, according to documents. (Brandy Shreve /Skagit Valley Herald via AP, File) Photo: Brandy ShreveThe True Crime Online Auction House, specializing in the sale of crime scene memorabilia and letters from serial killers, claims it’s now selling a letter they say was written by alleged Cascade Mall gunman, Arcan Cetin.

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the man they say shot and killed five people at a Washington state shopping mall in September.

The Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office filed five aggravated murder charges against Arcan Cetin on Wednesday.

He’s

Read more at: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/crime/article/Prosecutors-to-file-charges-against-man-in-mall-10834686.php

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/

The Business of ‘Murderabilia’: Websites Selling Murder Memorabilia

Have you ever wanted to own a lock of Charles Manson’s hair? Or a painting by John Wayne Gacy?

Probably not, but for those who have, there are six websites in the United States currently selling “murderabilia,” or murder memorabilia, from almost any killer imaginable.

The starting bid on Manson’s hair is $2,500, and the starting bid for a Gacy of an owl is $1,300 on
MurderAuction.com.

In addition to top-sellers like Manson and Gacy, buyers can purchase items from infamous killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Ramirez.

The objects range from personal items such as letters, artwork, and clothing to manufactured items such as action figures, trading cards and comic books.

But the controversial business of selling murder memorabilia does not sit well with many people, including Andy Kahan, a victim advocate for the city of Houston who has been the leader of efforts to ban these

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/business-murderabilia-websites-selling-murder-memorabilia/story?id=14896607