A signed pencil drawing by convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp was advertised online.
(Screenshot of Supernaught.com)
Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, that life in prison for killing at least 7 people, tried to profit from his crime as a website that is specialized in true crime collectibles wanted to sell a signed pencil drawing of his hands.
Supernaught.com known for the sale of memorabilia from high-profile killers knowns “murderabilia,” which is the tracing of Kohlhepp hands for $89 earlier this week, The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported.
The paper reported Supernaught.com removed the pencil tracing Thursday after the contact. It was unclear whether the track had been sold or simply removed from the site.
Other items on the website include Charles Manson’s string art and Ted Bundy’s signed prison letters.
Kohlhepp, 46, is where the life in prison after pleading guilty in May to kidnapping missing Anderson woman Kala Brown and the killing of seven people, including Brown’s boyfriend.
(Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
South Carolina state law prohibits inmates from profiting from their crimes and requires offenders to report to the Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the Victim the Assistance of a contract which they have entered, that would enable them to earn money from behind bars. The lack of knowledge of the authorities of all contracts may be subject to a civil penalty of up to $ 10,000, the newspaper reported.
Jeffrey Taillon, a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Corrections, told the newspaper as a benefit of memorabilia specifically mentioned in an inmate mail, the officials are able to stop it and the case for the attorney general’s office, but it is often difficult to detect.
“If they can determine if it is a ‘murderabilia’ situation, it is absolutely flagged and stopped,” he said. “Often this is difficult to do so on the basis of the types of materials.”
Kohlhepp, 46, is where the life in prison after pleading guilty in May to kidnapping missing Anderson woman Kala Brown and the killing of seven people, including Brown’s boyfriend, Charlie Cutting.