The Casey Anthony case, which saw a young mother accused of killing her daughter, two-year-old Caylee Anthony in 2008, was described by Time magazine as being “The social media trial of the century.” Anthony was ultimately acquitted of the charges against her, but many believe she was guilty.
A website called serialkillersink.net is currently selling items belonging to Casey Anthony for $800 apiece, alleging that each item has been “certified as authentic.” The items for sale include a number of purses and clothing items belonging to Anthony which were originally purchased at a garage sale at the Anthony family home in 2013.
Eric Holler, the owner of the controversial website that is reselling the items for profit, said: “I’m catering to supply and demand. I’m in this business to make a profit, like any other entrepreneur. I know there is a demand for items I sell.”
Holler purchased the seven pairs of pants and six purses from Christina Werner who bought them at the garage sale which she secretly filmed. She filmed the sale because she was upset that Caylee’s grandparents were also selling items that belonged to Caylee, and wanted to take the matter to the press.
Holler spoke openly about that fact that he intends to resell the Casey Anthony ‘Murderabilia’ for a nice profit: “Of course I’m trying to profit, I’m running a business here. I’m not in the business of losing money,” he said.
The serialkillersink.net website specializes in selling items which belong to serial killers or alleged famous murderers. They have sold items belonging to Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and David Berkowitz, among others.
The Casey Anthony items are introduced on the site, which gives them a special section of their own: “Casey Anthony is here! Own items from the infamous Anthony garage sale,” reads the accompanying caption.
The question that needs to be asked to Eric Holler is ‘Do you think this is a moral and correct way of making money?’ He did confirm that he had rejected purchasing items which are said to have belonged to Caylee Anthony as he regarded that as “crossing the line.”
In any event do you think it is morally acceptable that people can profit from ‘murderabilia’ like the Casey Anthony items being sold online? Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments feed below.