“Website Sells Poems, Drawings It Claims Are Cheshire Killer’s, – Joshua Komisarjevsky” – Hartford Courant Newspaper
Cheshire killer Joshua Komisarjevsky’s poems and drawings for sale online
- by Alaine Griffin and Christine Dempsey
Poems and drawings purportedly by Cheshire home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky and clothes he reportedly wore in prison are for sale on a website that hawks items of serial killers and other notorious murderers.
The website darkvomit.com began selling the items this week in its “True Crime Museum & Prison Art Gallery,” adding Komisarjevsky’s name to its collection of the more well-known heinously infamous like Charles Manson, Gary Gilmore and “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz.
The items caught the eye of a victim advocate in Texas where efforts to stop the sale of so-called “murderabilia” has gained the support of legislators, prompting prison officials here to investigate how items tied to one of Connecticut’s worst crimes in recent history ended up in such a morbid collection.
“Two days ago, this didn’t exist,” Andy Kahan, director of the Houston-based Mayor’s Crime Victims Office, said Thursday during a telephone interview from his Texas office. Kahan, who has battled against the macabre industry for 15 years, said he does daily checks of the roughly six websites that sell such items…