Notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies in United Kingdom hospital

Frederick Owens
May 19, 2017

Brady, 79, was reported to have terminal cancer and his death was confirmed on Monday night by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The body of one of their victims, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, has never been found.

When they started dating, all of their dates followed a similar pattern: going to the cinema, usually to watch an X-rated film, then going back to Hindley's house to drink German wine.

In one of her pleas for parole, Hindley wrote, 'Within months he [Brady] had convinced me that there was no God at all: he could have told me that the earth was flat, the moon was made of green cheese and the sun rose in the west, I would have believed him, such was his power of persuasion'.

Cold case review unit head Martin Bottomley said: I want to stress that our aim...is to find where Keith is buried and give closure to his surviving family members so they can give Keith the proper burial they so desperately want.

I've got five letters that Ian Brady sent to me over the last 15 years - and many of them were rants about his treatment at the hospital about how he wasn't being understood, about how he was too intellectual, too clever for those who were trying to read his complicated mind.

The youngster's mother Winnie Johnson died never knowing.

Hindley and Brady were jailed in the 1960s for the murders of five children.

Some of the victims were beaten, tortured and sexually abused before being killed.

Ian Brady (left) and his blonde mistress, Myra Hindley, were found guilty of murder in the sensational "Bodies of the Moor" trial.

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Her cries reduced the judge, jury, courtroom spectators and even hardened police officers to tears.

'My crime was worse than Brady's because I enticed the children and they would never have entered the vehicle without my role ...

John Stalker, former deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester, said: "Nothing in criminal behaviour before or since has penetrated my heart with quite the same paralysing intensity".

Had the Brady and Hindley not made a crucial blunder in involving Hindley's brother-in-law David Smith in their next enterprise, the murder of Edward Evans might not have been their last. After they lured Evans away from a gay bar, Brady attacked him with an ax, smothered him with a cushion and bound him with an electrical cable.

Shocked, Smith helped the pair carry the trussed-up body into a bedroom.

The next morning police searched the house, and began unravelling the gruesome evidence of Brady and Hindley's appalling crimes.

Ian Brady's body will not be released until the coroner is assured that his ashes will not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor in Britain.

He was also convicted of the murder of John Kilbride and received three life sentences to run concurrently.

In the 1980s, the couple admitted abducting and murdering 16-year-old Pauline Reade on her way to a Manchester disco in 1963 and killing Keith Bennett, 12, in 1964.

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