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He was one of the most reviled figures in British history.
Yet Moors murderer Ian Brady, who tortured and killed five children in the 1960s, was still claiming before his death that the killings were entirely justified.
Letters - Brady - Governments - Elites - People
And in disturbing letters the deluded Brady even argued that governments and elites were allowed to kill people in warfare – and that he should be allowed to do the same.
He even blamed his early taste of prison for turning him from a petty criminal into a murderer.
Brady - BBC - Editor - Steve - Crabtree
Brady corresponded with BBC editor Steve Crabtree in the last year of his life, after being approached to take part in the Horizon programme What Makes A Psychopath?
Brady and lover Myra Hindley perpetrated some of the most sadistic murders of the last century, killing five children – Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans. Three of the bodies were discovered on Saddleworth Moor in the Pennines above Manchester.
Hindley - Brady - Years - Heart - Failure
But while Hindley died aged 60 in 2002, Brady lived on for another 15 years, succumbing to heart failure at high-security Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside in May at the age of 79.
Although he declined to be filmed by Horizon, he sent five letters – and a charity Christmas card – between July 2016 and February this year. Written with a dismissive pseudo-intellectual tone, they...
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