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Aurora theater shooting victim turns to murder memorabilia website to avoid being homeless

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DENVER -- Two-and-a-half years since a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater, a victim who was struck several times is turning her pain into what she hopes is a profit.

24-year-old Carli Richards was inside theater number nine on July 20th, 2012 and suffered multiple injuries to her back, arms, and shoulders. Richards is hoping to turn the pellets, which have been recently removed from her body, into enough money to keep her off the streets.

"I was baffled that idea even came to me, you know the idea to sell the pellets," said Richards, in an interview with FOX31 on Thursday.

The Navy veteran is hoping the pellets will raise around $1,650 and the site running the sale promises all of the profits will be returned to Richards.

Click Here to View the Sale: http://serialkillersink.net/skistore/index.php?_a=product&product_id=3216

The Florida based website, Serial Killers Ink, is not charging Richards to sell the fragment and told FOX31 it's the first time they've ever sold an item on behalf of a victim of a crime. Richards expects to use the money raised to help with car insurance bills, food and basic living expenses, and other debts that have piled up.

"I've had trouble holding on to jobs, we got flooded out of our home at one point, I mean it's been one thing after the other," added Richards.

Following the shooting, several groups raised money to help victims with funeral expenses, medical bills, and petty cash. However, some victims have complained in the past the money was not enough to cover job losses, therapy sessions, and other miscellaneous expenses.