Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Possible Robert Pickton memoir prompts outrage, appeal from B.C. government

Robert Pickton is shown in an undated image from TV. British Columbia's Solicitor General Mike Morris says it is deeply disturbing to hear that a book about serial killer Pickton is on the market.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS//HO/BCTV-Vancouver
February 22, 2016 - 9:30 AM

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Solicitor General Mike Morris says it is deeply disturbing to hear that a book about serial killer Robert Pickton is on the market.

Morris says his ministry is appealing to online book retailer Amazon to stop carrying the 144-page book entitled Pickton: In His Own Words.

There is no confirmation that Pickton actually wrote the book, but the statement from Morris says the province is investigating every means possible to ensure the 66-year-old, who was from Port Coquitlam, will not profit in any way.

The statement says the B.C. government is very clear that crime should not pay.

Advocacy group Victims of Violence In Canada says on its website that only four provinces; Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, regulate whether an offender can profit from their crimes, through payments such as book revenues.

Pickton is serving a life sentence for the second degree murders of six women and is being held at Kent maximum security prison near Agassiz, B.C., about 120 kilometres east of Vancouver.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
The Canadian Press

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Routine stop in Kamloops turns into yelling match on Halston Avenue
    KAMLOOPS - What should have been a straightforward impaired driving check became tense yesterday as people in two cars yelled at each other about who had guns in their cars, police say. Arou
  • Body of man found dead in Vernon identified
    VERNON - The man found dead last week in Vernon has been identified as Dustin Rogers in a report from Global News. According to police, a body was discovered about 7:24 a.m. March 23 near
  • Kamloops RCMP bust drug dealer
    KAMLOOPS – Police in Kamloops have arrested a Falkland man for drug trafficking following an investigation two weeks ago. RCMP say members of the Street Level Drug Unit conducted an in
  • RCMP confirm death of Vernon man was a homicide
    VERNON - What was first described as a suspicious death in Vernon is now being called a homicide by RCMP. Police are officially releasing the identity of a man found dead last Thursday, Mar
  • Canadian ship involved in massive cocaine bust in international waters
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Royal Canadian Navy vessel was involved in an international anti-drug trafficking mission that led to the seizure of more than 14 tonnes of cocaine in international water
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile