Book apparently written by Fort Hood shooter on sale for $1,300

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston victim of the mass shooting at Fort Hood can't believe someone would want to profit over pain and loss by selling "murderabilia."

Dayna Ferguson was among the 32 injured almost seven years ago to the day. She was shot three times, while thirteen people were killed. Perpetrator Major Nidal Hasan is currently on death row.

This week, a "murderabilia" (or crime memorabilia) dealer posted a book allegedly written by Hasan for sale online. It's really a stack of 51 handwritten pages. The asking price: $1,350.

"I hope no one would spend that kind of money on that," said Ferguson, a former Army Specialist-turned-yoga instructor who lives in Houston. She says the physical and emotional wounds are still there, and any news of Hasan cuts deep.

"It brings up a lot of emotions for sure. A lot. A lot of emotions," said Ferguson, who had never heard of "murderabilia."

"I don't really understand why anyone would want to read it. I don't."

Texas is one eight states that bans the sale of "murderabilia" if the killer profits. Andy Kahan, Houston's crime victims advocate, says this case highlights the need for a federal law, as the dealer is out-of-state.

A request for comment to True Crime Auction House went unanswered.

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"This opens up a whole new ballgame on this. The issue is how do you enforce a Texas law on a Washington dealer," said Kahan.

On the website, the seller claims he got the pages from a Hasan pen pal.

"I think someone is just trying to make money. I can assure you this is not being done at the direction of Major Hasan," said John Galligan, Hasan's attorney, who is set to speak with Hasan next week.

"I don't think that he really deserves the opportunity to share his story," Ferguson said. "But, if it were to be published and shared, the focus should be more on the victims and the families of the fallen because that's really who will be impacted forever, and any of the benefits should definitely not go to him. They should go to something beneficial to people who have been through tragedy or trauma."
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