Convicted Baton Rouge serial killer s...

Convicted Baton Rouge serial killer sells artwork from prison

There are 28 comments on the WAFB-TV Baton Rouge story from Jan 30, 2012, titled Convicted Baton Rouge serial killer sells artwork from prison. In it, WAFB-TV Baton Rouge reports that:

South Louisiana serial killer, Derrick Todd Lee's artwork has somehow slipped from behind his cell at death row.

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“The Tasmanian Devil”

Since: May 12

my wicked, wicked ways

#22 Jun 4, 2012
Delphiny wrote:
Why hasn't he been put to death already? He has no right to even be breathing air!!
I have a great idea tho, instead of doing medical testing on animals, lets do it on this creep. The more painful, the better!
My gut reaction to such crimes is "an eye for an eye" but then the thought comes to me that if we retaliate in that way, we lower ourselves to the same cruel and inhuman level the murderer is on. So while I certainly agree with you, Delphiny, on a really deep level, something more humane comes to the surface. I think when a person is convicted beyond the slightest doubt, and is sentenced to death, then do it quickly and much kinder than that person deserves. I'm for lethal injection. Put these crazed killers out of their misery fast.
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Tishomingo, MS

#23 Jun 5, 2012
He sentence has not been executed yet because he has not had his appeal. All capital crimes get an automatic appeal, it is a constitutional safeguard.
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Tishomingo, MS

#24 Jun 5, 2012
I'm sorry..."his"
Seeker

Abbeville, LA

#25 Jun 5, 2012
I thought there was a law and/or a case out there that touches on this issue and prevents murderers from profiting from their crime. I'm going strictly by memory,(which isn't saying much) but I seem to remember something that prevents a convict from directly profiting on a murder; and that any proceeds earned from such a crime were required to be forwarded to the family of his/her victim.

It's been a while, but I recall that one of our past psycho's was offered a book deal (after many prior psycho's had signed similar deals) and the public said "enough", so legislation was drafted that outlawed/forbade it.

It's inexcusable for these victims to be re-victimized.

“The Tasmanian Devil”

Since: May 12

my wicked, wicked ways

#26 Jun 5, 2012
Seeker wrote:
I thought there was a law and/or a case out there that touches on this issue and prevents murderers from profiting from their crime. I'm going strictly by memory,(which isn't saying much) but I seem to remember something that prevents a convict from directly profiting on a murder; and that any proceeds earned from such a crime were required to be forwarded to the family of his/her victim.
It's been a while, but I recall that one of our past psycho's was offered a book deal (after many prior psycho's had signed similar deals) and the public said "enough", so legislation was drafted that outlawed/forbade it.
It's inexcusable for these victims to be re-victimized.
I think I remember something about that too. I want to say it was the serial killer John Wayne Gacy who painted and there were these sickos who wanted to buy his art. And there may have been something similar in the OJ Simpson mess. There should be such a law. For a victim's family to have see the killer win fame and fortune would be like rubbing salt in their wounds. Nothing right about it.
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Baker, LA

#27 Jun 6, 2012
Both of you are right, a criminal is not allowed to profit from his crime so Lee would not be able to sell his "story" of the crimes that he is convicted of. In other words, no books about it, no tv movies, etc.

This is not what he is doing here, he is doing exactly what other inmates do every rodeo, sale the things that he makes. There is nothing illegal about it as long as he follows the appropriate procedures and the artwork is not of his crimes.
Allison

Prattville, AL

#28 Jun 6, 2012
[QUOTE who="coca~cola"]If anyone should get proceeds from this it should go to the families of the women he killed in cold blood.[/QUOTE]
I wonder if the families would want anything, such as money, from him? I don't know that I would accept it if I were in their shoes. Just a thought.
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Denham Springs, LA

#29 Jun 6, 2012
Allison wrote:
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I wonder if the families would want anything, such as money, from him? I don't know that I would accept it if I were in their shoes. Just a thought.
For what it is worth, he does have children of his own that I am sure need any money that he can give them.

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