A memoir apparently written by a Canadian serial killer has been withdrawn within hours of appearing for sale online.Former multi-millionaire pig farmer Robert Pickton was convicted in 2007 of murdering six women. Charges relating to 20 other deaths were suspended. Another inmate helped him smuggle the book out of prison.
The publisher requested its removal from retailer Amazon and apologised to victims’ families. Officials in British Columbia had earlier vowed to prevent Pickton, who says he is innocent, from profiting from sales of the memoir, entitled Pickton: In His Own Words. Amazon users had also called for it to be removed.
British Columbian officials also asked Amazon to stop selling the memoir, which was published by Colorado-based Outskirts Press, a firm that specialises in helping authors self-publish books.
In the book, the serial killer said he was innocent and was framed for the killings by Canadian police, the Vancouver Sun reported .