murderabilia

Definitions

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  • noun Items associated with a murderer, regarded as collectibles.

Etymologies

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murder; modelled on words like automobilia.

Examples

  • "Like it or not, there's a small group of people out there that idolize serial killers," said Kahan, the Houston victims' advocate who coined the term "murderabilia" and amassed his own collection to aid his crusade against it.

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  • US Congress targets 'murderabilia' sales of criminal merchandise TWO US Senators unveiled legislation today to quash what they described as the growing market in "murderabilia" - trinkets and trophies tied to notorious violent crimes.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • US Congress targets 'murderabilia' sales of criminal merchandise TWO US Senators unveiled legislation today to quash what they described as the growing market in "murderabilia" - trinkets and trophies tied to notorious violent crimes.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers such as Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

    SplicedFeed

  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers like Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

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  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers such as Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

    SplicedFeed

  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers such as Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

    SplicedFeed

  • Two US Senators have unveiled legislation to quash the growing market in "murderabilia" - trinkets and trophies tied to notorious violent crimes.

    News24 Top Stories

  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers such as Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

    SplicedFeed

  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers like Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

    SplicedFeed

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  • Memorabilia related to a murder or murderer.

    April 14, 2007

  • Like, a Jack the Ripper lunchbox?

    April 16, 2007

  • "While most of what the police say was taken from the Las Vegas hotel room was related to the sports careers of Mr. Simpson or other athletes, the three neckties that he is said to have worn during the 1995 trial fall into a category known as murderabilia, items made collectible by their association with a well-publicized crime."

    - The New York Times, October 1, 2007

    October 1, 2007

  • ... eBaby categorized the items as “murderabilia.�?

    “We don’t allow items that are closely associated with individuals convicted of a violent felony to be listed on eBay,�? the e-mail said. “Such items can be deeply offensive to the families of victims.�?

    November 3, 2009

  • The underworld of true crime enthusiasts is a dark and creepy place. Foot scrapings, broken TVs, pubic hair and even penis tracings - it's all for sale, as long as it's connected to a crime or a notorious killer.

    . . .

    Although Mullins is just a collector, the industry built up around selling this so-called murderabilia is booming, aided in part by the ease of internet sales . . ..

    Keri Blakinger, A Look at the Weirdest and Creepiest Murderabilia, Houston Chronicle (July 10, 2017)

    December 14, 2018