The online retail giant was forced to withdraw the sale of evil Robert Pickton’s book after it was smuggled out of jail by another inmate.
The sick killer penned the book from his jail cell claiming he is innocent of the murder of six prostitutes and was framed by the police.
Today the girls’ angry families said they were “deeply troubled” the depraved pensioner, now 66, was apparently attempting to make money by profiting from his victims’ deaths.
Pickton, a multi-millionaire pig farmer, is said to have confessed to killing 49 women whilst chatting to an undercover police officer in jail in the run up to his trial.
He was jailed for life in 2007 after being found guilty of a 19-year killing spree. The jury convicted him of six counts of second-degree murder, whilst a further 20 counts were left to lie on file.
His trial heard in grisly detail how the twisted maniac would lure sex workers back to his “creepy” farm in British Colombia, Canada, murdering them and feeding their remains to his pigs.
It is believed the cunning killer by-passed strict checks on his correspondence by passing the manuscript to another prisoner who was inside for a lesser offence.
Reacting to its publication Ernie Crey, whose sister Dawn”s DNA was among that of 33 women found at Pickton”s Port Coquitlam pig farm, said he was “deeply troubled” by the book.
Lori Shenher, who helped bring Pickton to justice and wrote her own book on the case, said she hoped people would ignore it “in the interest of common decency”.
She said: “The circumstances around this book are so disgusting and unseemly, I can only imagine how they must be feeling. It is cruel and hurtful that it exists.
“Yes, there ought to be a law. There may even be one, but I don’t know what it would be or how it would apply or be enforced. In the interests of common decency, I hope people simply ignore this work and decline to give this man a soapbox.”
Officials vowed Pickton would not make a penny from the memoir – titled Pickton: In His Own Words – whilst Amazon apologised to the victims’ families for temporarily listing it for sale.
British Colombia’s Minister for Public Safety, Mike Morris, said: ”It is not right that a person who caused so much harm and hurt so many people could profit from his behaviour.”
His national counterpart Ralph Goodale said an investigation has been launched into how the murderer managed to smuggle the manuscript out of the maximum security Kent Institution prison where he is being held.
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said: “I am at a loss for words. To think about the pain that he”s prepared to willingly cause all of the families of those people who he murdered.
“I have trouble understanding it and I think people will want to know that their government is doing everything it can to want to stop him from profiting from this at the very least.”