Ian Brady

Demographic Info

Ian Duncan Stewart, One of the Moors Murderers5MaleCaucasianGreat BritainTerritorialSexual1938/01/02n/a


Beyond Belief: Moors MurdersEmlyn WilliamsAmazon
Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors MurdersFred HarrisonAmazon
Devil and Miss Jones, The: Twisted Mind of Myra HindleyJanie JonesAmazon
Devil's Disciples: Moors MurdersRobert WilsonAmazon
Face to Face with Evil: Conversations with Ian BradyChris CowleyAmazon
Media Representations of Myra HindleyLesley McLaughlinAmazon
Monsters of the Moors, The: The full account of the Brady-Hindley caseJohn Deane PotterAmazon
Myra Hindley: Inside the Mind of a MurderessJean RitchieAmazon
One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra HindleyCarol Ann LeeAmazon
One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra HindleyCarol Ann LeeAmazon
Trial of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley: Moors CaseJonathan GoodmanAmazon


Most Evil: Partners in Crime (Episode 1x04)
See No Evil: The Story of The Moors MurdersAmazon (DVD)

Ian Brady was born on January 2, 1938. He was the only son to his unmarried mother, who later had to give him away.

From a young age Brady was known to enjoy torturing animals. This behavior would worsen after he was accepted into a school for above average student. Brady began torturing and hurting children who were much smaller than himself. After leaving the academy at age 15 he moved in with his mother in Manchester.

After being sentenced to two years in a youth prison for stealing, Brady came out wanting to better himself and became known as quiet and punctual. He began reading Mein Kampf and attempting to speak German.

Brady met his partner in crime, Myra Hindley, in 1961. It is claimed that Brady began to brainwash her and a number of times was known to have drugged her. His serial series began at the age of 25 after moving in with Hindley. Brady would get Hindley to lure children into helping her, then he would sexually assault and later murder them. His victims were all Caucasian and between the ages of 10 and 16. His method of killing would be to use cut with a knife, hit with an axe or to strangle them to death.

Brady was arrested on October 7, 1965. He was sentenced to three life sentences in Durham Prison. In 1985 Brady admitted to the murders of his last two victims and was also declared criminally insane. He was moved to Ashowrth Psychiatric Hospital where he remains today. He is the longest serving prisoner in England.

Blog Posts

Ian Brady Hearing Postponed

on July 6th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

The hearing to determine whether Ian Brady will be allowed to kill himself has been postponed. Judge Robert K. Atherton ruled Friday that Brady’s medical condition will not allow the hearing to happen at this time. Judge Atherton said: The Tribunal accepted that Mr Brady’s medical condition, though not life-threatening,…

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Ian Brady Rushed to Hospital

on July 3rd, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Ian Brady, who turned 74 earlier this year, was rushed from his prison cell to Fazakerley Hospital Monday night. He reportedly suffered a seizure. Brady is due to attend a medical tribunal related to his application to be transferred to a Scottish prison to be allowed to die. It is…

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Ian Brady to be Given Hearing

on December 10th, 2011 in Psychology, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Ian Brady, one of the so called Moors Murderers, has been granted the right to have a hearing to determine where he is imprisoned. Brady was originally jailed in 1966, but has been detained at Ashworth Hospital since 1985, and has been on a hunger strike since 1999. He is…

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Ian Brady Allegedly Assaults Prison Nurse

on August 25th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Telegraph reports that 73-year-old convicted Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been accused of threatening a nurse with some sort of jug at high-security Ashworth Hospital. The nurse reported the incident to her bosses, and made a formal complaint to Merseyside Police yesterday. There does not appear to be a…

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Victims of Ian Brady

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Ian Brady and his partner in crime, Myra Hindley, have been charged with the murders of five people in Greater Manchester, England. We currently have information on all of their victims. Pauline Reade Pauline, age 16, was murdered on July 12, 1963. She was killed when her throat was slit open….

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