Friday, May 24 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:46:44 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
Several websites are selling the personal items of notorious serial killers, including Pacific Northwest murderers like the I-5 Killer and the Green River Killer.
Dubbed murderabilia, the macabre memorabilia can cost from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. They are from some of the country's most infamous killers, like Charles Manson, Jeffery Dahmer and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
Even behind bars, they have a following.
Through online websites, fans of serial killers can buy the killers' personal items, such as letters, art and even fingernail clippings. One site has a seven-inch lock of Charles Manson's hair for $550 dollars. Another site has listed handwritten greeting cards from Dahmer at $4,000 each.
The souvenirs of Northwest killers are also up for sale or auction.
Murderabilia from convicted killers Christian Longo, 'Green River Killer' Gary Ridgway, Ward Weaver and the 'I-5 Killer' Randall Woodfield can also be bought for a price.
Woodfield is serving a life sentence for murder and attempted murder, but police detectives have said Woodfield could be tied to as many as two dozen other killings up and down the West Coast.
FOX 12 showed some of the Woodfield items up for sale to Candee Wilson, the mother of a teen who police said was murdered by Woodfield.
"That's ridiculous, that's absolutely ridiculous," Wilson said.
Wilson's 17-year-old daughter, Julie Reitz, was found dead in her Beaverton home in 1981. Police said DNA linked Woodfield to Reitz's murder.
Now up for sale are letters, prison photos, even a key ring of a killer whale, all purported to belong to Woodfield.
"It didn't even occur to me that went on," Wilson said. "I think it's pretty sick, very sick, in fact."
And she's not alone. Victims' rights groups have been trying to shut these sites down for some time, but efforts to push national legislation have failed. Legal experts said while some may view the web sites as immoral, they're not illegal.
So who's selling this stuff?
The sellers are typically third parties, who police said often befriend the inmates and write them with profit in mind.
In some states, including Oregon, inmates can't profit from their crimes, but there's not a limit on how many letters an inmate can send as long as they can afford the postage.
"It's almost as criminal as the criminal themselves, it's like they're living vicariously through that criminal," Wilson said.
The site operators make no apologies for their business. One web site states they're not glorifying killers, but simply giving consumers a chance to own a piece of true crime history. One web site's slogan reads, "every man has to have a hobby."
As Wilson looked over Woodfield's items up for sale on several murderabilia web sites, she was outraged.
"Why would you buy this?" she asked. "I'd like to see them taken down, now that I know about this, I'd like to see a law prohibiting it on a national level."
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Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >