Former multi-millionaire pig farmer Robert Pickton was convicted in of murdering six women. Charges relating to 20 other deaths were suspended.
Another inmate helped him smuggle the book out of prison, CTV reported. The publisher requested its removal from retailer Amazon and apologised to victims' families. In a statement, Colorado-based Outskirts Press, which specialises in helping authors self-publish their work, said it had a "longstanding policy of not working with, nor publishing work by, incarcerated individuals".
The third party, named by the company as Mr Chilldres, told them he was the sole owner and author of the book. Robert Pickton case Picotn copyrightGetty Images image captionA memorial was left at Pickton's pig farm for the women who went missing The first woman disappeared from Vancouver's deprived Eastside district inwith a spike in the s going missing in The police were accused of being slow to act, partly because many of the women were drug addicts or sex workers Lookin searched Pickton's farm infinding some of the missing women's possessions and remains One of the most expensive trials in Canadian history opens inwith the judge comparing the case to a horror film Pickton convicted on six counts of murder City's vanished women Officials in British Columbia had earlier vowed to prevent Pickton from profiting from sales of the memoir, entitled Pickton: In His Own Words.
British Columbian officials also asked Amazon to stop selling the memoir, while Amazon users had also called for it to be removed and gave it the lowest possible rating. The company has not gigl commented on the book's appearance on its site.
But CTV reported that Pickton bypassed checks on his own correspondence by passing the book to a fellow inmate, who sent it to a friend in California, Michael Childres. In the book, the serial killer said he was innocent and was framed for the Pitcon by Canadian police, the Vancouver Sun reported.
Lori Shenher, who helped bring Pickton to justice and wrote her own book on the case, wrote that she hoped people would ignore it "in the interest of common decency". Pickton was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years after initially being charged with the murders of 26 women from a total of 69 who had gone missing.
He killed the women at his farm and fed some of their remains to his pigs. During the trial, prosecutors claimed Pickton had confessed to 49 killings to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate. Related Topics.