- MURDERER -
Here is another post about a grizzly person. Myra
Hindley was an serial killer of small children, murders she committed in
partnership with boyfriend Ian Brady.
Hindley was an English serial killer. In partnership with Ian Brady, she
committed the rapes and murders of five small children. Hindley's 17-year-old
brother-in-law tipped her off to the police. Hindley plead not guilty to all of
the murders. She was found guilty of three murders and was jailed for life. She
was never released, and died in prison in 2002.
Born on July
23, 1942 in Manchester, England, Myra Hindley grew up with her grandmother.
After the drowning death of a close male friend when she was 15, Hindley left
school and converted to Roman Catholicism. In 1961, she met Ian Brady, a stock
clerk who was recently released from prison. She fell in love with him, and
soon gave herself over to his total control.
her blind allegiance, Brady hatched plans of rape and murder. In July 1963, they
claimed their first victim, Pauline Reade. Four months later, 12-year-old John
Kilbride disappeared, never to be seen again. In June 1964, 12-year-old Keith
Bennett followed. On the afternoon of Boxing Day, 1964, 10-year-old Lesley Ann
Downey disappeared from a local fairground. Finally, in
October 1965, police were alerted to the duo by Hindley's 17-year-old
brother-in-law, David Smith. Smith had witnessed Brady killing 17-year-old
Edward Evans with an axe, concealing his horror for fear of meeting a similar
fate. Smith then went to the police with his story, including Brady having
mentioned that more bodies were buried on Saddleworth Moor.
Hindley and Ian Brady were brought to trial on
April 27, 1966, where they pleaded not guilty to the murders of Edward Evans,
Lesley Ann Downey, and John Kilbride. Brady was found guilty of the murders of
Lesley Ann Downey, John Kilbride, and Edward Evans, while Hindley was found
guilty of the murders of Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans, and also for
harboring Brady, in the knowledge that he had killed John Kilbride. They were
both jailed for life.
Hindley severed all contact with Brady and, still professing her innocence,
began a lifelong campaign to regain her freedom. In 1987, Hindley again became
the center of media attention, with the public release of her full confession,
in which she admitted her involvement in all five murders. Her subsequent
applications for parole were denied. She died of respiratory failure on
November 16, 2002.
Clancy's comment: Man, talk about bitter and twisted. I can only try and imagine what those kids went through.