From CBC News:
Convicted serial killer Robert Pickton appears to have written a book while in prison, and it is available for purchase on Amazon, angering victims’ families and the B.C. government.
A book titled Pickton: In His Own Words is available for $20.17 on Amazon and is printed by Outskirts Press, a Colorado-based publishing company. The book is listed as having a publishing date of Jan. 29.
It is not clear when it was written or how the material was able get to the publisher from Kent Institution, the maximum-security prison near Agassiz, B.C., where Pickton is serving a life sentence.
Pickton, now 66, was convicted of the second degree murders of six women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and was suspected in others, although a further 20 murder charges were stayed.
“My first feelings are for the families, you can just imagine how they’re feeling right now,” said Kat Norris, an activist in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community.
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B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris said in a statement that his office is appealing to Amazon to stop selling the book.
“We are taking this very seriously and investigating every means available to ensure that the families involved are protected from further harm and that Robert Pickton will not profit in any way from this book,” said the statement.
“It is not right that a person who has caused so much harm and hurt so many people could profit from his behaviour.”
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B.C. does not have a law preventing criminals from profiting from their crimes. According to the advocacy group Victims of Violence, the four provinces that have such legislation are Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Link to the rest at CBC News and thanks to Gordon for the tip.