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The 'Craigslist Killer' as an artist? 'Murderabilia' website selling Richard Beasley painting

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 13:54:02-05

Remember Richard Beasley? In 2013, an Akron jury convicted the so-called "Craigslist Killer" of murdering men by luring them with phony Craigslist job ads. He was sentenced to death. 

According to our partners at the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com, as he sits on death row at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, a "murderabilia" website called Serial Killers Ink is offering a painting by Beasley for sale.

Price tag: $200 (reduced from $300).

The painting features a hummingbird and, according to the description on the site, is signed "R. Beasley." 

MORE: See the listing here

According to Fox News, "there is a certificate of authenticity provided with each item.... but (website owner) Eric Holler did not say how it was authenticated."

The description of the painting goes on to say:

"This unstretched canvas painting is shown framed but it will not be mailed with the frame - It will be mailed rolled up in the tube which it was originally mailed to the recipient in. The tube will be packaged and mailed in a larger tube."

Can Beasley pocket the proceeds if someone buys the painting? It's not clear, but Ohio does have rules preventing convicts from making money from their crimes.

Read more about this story on Ohio.com.

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