The family of a girl killed by sicko serial killer Peter Tobin have poured scorn on the the rise of true crime entertainment.
The serial murderer and rapist died "in agony" in hospital on Saturday, October 8 aged 76 after falling ill at HMP Edinburgh where he was serving three life sentences.
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One of his victims was 15-year-old schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton, of Redding, near Falkirk, who he killed in 1991.
Now her family have said that the rise of the true crime genre could reduce their late daughter to "a footnote” in his history while also spreading his despicable acts into the public consciousness.
Vicky Hamilton’s family released a statement following news of Tobin's death, saying: “We no longer wish to talk about him (Tobin).
“Unfortunately the popularity of serial killers and True Crime will make him infamous for a long time and his victims will all but become a footnote in his history.
“We remember Vicky, we remember her laughter, her smile and we want to keep that memory after all the years of having no idea what had happened to her, followed by heartbreak of losing our mum not long after Vicky went missing.
"He does not deserve anymore of our family’s thoughts.”
Their intervention comes as serial killer based dramas continue to flood streaming services such as Netflix’s show Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which was released last month and is currently the most popular Netflix show of the moment, having been streamed some 56 million times.
Rita Isell, the sister of Errol Lindsey who was a victim of Dahmer's horrendous killings, recently condemned the series.
“I was never contacted about the show. I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it.”
Tobin was also serving a life sentence for killing 18-year-old Dinah McNicol in 1991 and another for raping and murdering 22-year-old Polish student Angelika Kluk.
He was linked by police to a string of other murders, with bereaved families hoping he would confess to additional killings on his death bed, though he refused.
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