Moors murderer claims he doesn’t have long to live
MOORS murderer Ian Brady says he does not have long to live and still refuses to show any remorse for his crimes.
The child killer, now 77, says he is ‘still bedridden and worsening’ after breaking his hip and arm in a fall at the psychiatric hospital where he is being held.
In a letter, Brady said he wished he had died ‘decades ago’ as he continues to be force-fed against his will at Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside.
He insists he is not insane and should be transferred to jail, where he could starve himself to death.
His last appeal was rejected by a tribunal in June 2013.
In a letter to a Channel 5 news correspondent Brady says: “This cell block is described as a ‘discharge ward’; I’ve been sitting here 30 years... and there’s no turnaround of inmates unless in a coffin.
“So it’s more accurately a blocked sewer-pipe!
“Had I divined the future of spending half a century in prison, and the final 15 years being forcefed by nasal tube in an unmonitored zoological cesspit of regression, I would’ve exited decades ago.”
Brady and his lover Myra Hindley, who died in prison in 2002, were caged in 1966 for murdering five youngsters aged 10 to 17 and burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moors.
Alan Bennett, the brother of 12-year-old victim Keith Bennett, made a desperate appeal to Brady last September to reveal where his brother was buried.
Winnie Johnson spent years searching the moors for her son’s grave.
She died in 2012 and Keith’s body has never been found.
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