Bill aimed at reducing murderabilia

HOUSTON Senator Cornyn announced the bill at city hall along with Houston Mayor Annise Parker. The bill bans online sales of personal items and crime artifacts belonging to high-profile killers.

"This is not about the victims," said Mayor Parker. "This is all about the egos of the murderers and their desire to continue to profit from their crimes. It once was an underground market but the internet has allowed it to go worldwide and mainstream."

Louvon Harris, the sister of James Byrd, Jr., attended the announcement. Twelve years ago, Byrd was dragged to death by three white men in Jasper. In April, someone tried to sell dirt from Byrd's gravesite and pieces of the road where he died.

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