Killer Art Row

A US district attorney is furious that a man convicted of raping, strangling and killing four women in the Springfield area in 1990s can offer his art for sale on the Internet. Alfred J. Gaynor's drawing depicts Jesus kneeling against a rock in prayer with a cactus and mountains in the background. State laws do not prohibit criminals from profiting from their notoriety. He is serving four consecutive life sentences at the state's maximum security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. The president of the Fortune Society defended the sale of inmate art. "We believe strongly that in addition to the punishment, there should be rehabilitation," she said. Selling and buying inmate art is not a good idea, said Stalk Inc - a serial killer profiling service. "By reinforcing their fame by buying whatever art they are selling, it's sending the wrong message to society." For the full story - click the title Irish Art