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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

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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

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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