The computer used by the murderer of Virginia Tech student is on sale on the Internet with a lock of hair has popped up by the murderer Charles Manson and letters from several notorious serial killers.
The market for buying souvenirs horrible crimes connected to the infamous grow in the United States, each with half a dozen websites that divides what is dubbed the industry "murderabilia."
The other macabre souvenirs include copies of court advocate, signed photos and even articles from people who have been accused of being involved in cannibalism.
For $ 3,700, the Supernaught.com sell a computer that says "was one of the few articles of Cho Seung-hui Virginia murderess sold on eBay to raise money for guns, ammunition, and the clips are used during the fury. "
Cho, 23, 32 people continued to rage on the University of Virginia University of Technology in 2007 before killing himself to kill the worst ever massacre of school in the nation.
A radiograph of the spinal cord of Manson is for sale for $ 8,500.Complaints Supernaught.com have received from someone "close to Manson" who got it from an employee of the prison where criminals of the world's most famous one serving a life sentence.
Radiography is one of several articles by the director of "Family" who orchestrated the 1969 brutal murder of actress , wife of Roman Polanski film producer. He was 8-1/2 years and 26 months pregnant when she was killed.
"The articles are always in high demand Manson," Eric Gein, the owner of serialkillersink.rete, told AFP.
"After all, Manson is the twentieth" bogeyman "of a century. Any collector worth his salt has at least one article by Charles Manson." The product line includes Serialkillersink.net of photographs and letters signed by Manson.
The "market thrives," says Gein, who has sold more than 500 articles in three years, thanks in part to indirect advertising on the reports in American media sites murderabilia.
"Throughout history there has been a desire to possess objects on infamous crimes," he said, citing the Roman soldiers who brought the fragments of Jesus Christ crucified and collectors of Nazi insignia.
In 2011, the U.S. government has also sold at auction the personal property of "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998 for killing three people and wounding 29 them by sending letter bombs, Gein said.
To get the items, "we have known of the most famous serial killer on a personal level," says Gein.
Many of the articles "are sent by prison inmates from their cells," he said, giving the assurances that have not been paid.
Murderauction.com, an auction site, is another compendium of crime in American history, offering to sell a letter from Mafia boss (starting price $ 8,000), the images of Wild West outlaws ($ 10) and bags of soil which is used to bury the victims of serial killers.
The objects "came from a number of places ... the museums in prison, the gift shops HobbyCraft in prison, corrections officials will steal the items and sell them by the inmates, but more often simply are mailed out by the inmates , "William told harder, which manages Murderauction.
As for customers, "all is," he told AFP, "the lawyers, policemen, construction workers, doctors, she named him, I sold them."
For the families of victims, the craft of crime in the memorable things can be nauseating.
"What kind of sick individual would like to make a profit to show off my baby dead"? asked Pam Hobbs, who was recently interviewed by WMC-TV in Memphis after the photographs of the bodies of three murdered boys of eight have been sold, including one that showed his son.
Eight states prohibit sales of memorable things of crime. The campaigns were launched to ban Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas called "atrocious this industry." He wrote an account last year that would prohibit sales.
Traders are more interested in government intervention in private affairs.
"The U.S. economy has been based liberal" Harder said. "I have the right to sell in this country that I want."
Gein said: "Do not urge anybody. People come to us with a real interest in buying memorable things of crime. For those who are hurt by what we do not have to simply visit the website."