Reported serial killer book removed from Amazon's website
Feb 23, Vancouver: A book reportedly written by a Canadian serial killer was removed from Amazon's website on Monday, a day after being put on sale online following protests by British Columbia authorities.
Outskirts Press, which published the book, issued a statement saying it had asked Amazon to remove the book from its website, media reports said.
The statement reads, "Outskirts Press apologizes to the families of the victims for any additional heartache this may have caused."
Robert Pickton, now 66, was convicted in 2007 of six counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of sex workers. Pickton murdered the women at his pig farm and fed some remains to his pigs. He was sentenced to life in prison.
By Monday afternoon, the 144-page memoir titled "Pickton: In His Own Words" was no longer available from the online retailer's Canadian website. In the book, Pickton claimed he was innocent and was framed by the police for the killings, the Toronto Sun reported, according to The Associated Press.
More than 50,000 people signed a petition on the Change.org website urging Amazon to remove the book from its website to respect "the families who were affected by the horrible crimes of this predator.”
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