Ian Brady to be Given Hearing

on December 10, 2011 in Psychology, Serial Killers by

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 being kept alive via forced feeding.

The hearing, which will be open to the public, will determine whether Brady can be transferred to a Scottish prison and allowed to die.

Brady and his partner Myra Hindley were convicted in 1966 for murdering 10-year-old Lesley Ann Downey, 17-year-old Edward Evans, and 12-year-old John Kilbride. Each of the victims was sexually tortured and buried in the Saddleworth Moor above Manchester, England.

In 1987, Brady and Hindley confessed to murdering Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett.

One Comment

  • Di says:

    I am almost ashamed to admit it, but my first thought when I heard this was “Let him do it”. I really don’t think that too many people would mourn his passing and, yes, I know that is not a very nice way to view a human life. I would be more sympathetic if he had revealed the burial site of Keith Bennett while he was still able to do so. Keith’s family deserve to be able to bury him properly.

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