LET MOORS MURDERER IAN BRADY DIES AND SAVE THE TAXPAYER MILLIONS – 75 year old Moors Murder, Ian Brady, is once again in the media spotlight and again is costing the taxpayer vast sums in legal aid costs.
Currently Brady is challenging a mental health tribunal to declare him sane so that he can be discharged from the maximum security Ashworth Mental Hospital and be allowed to die of starvation, as per his wishes, in a maximum security prison.
Left: Moors Murderer Ian Brady | Right: Moors Murderer Myra Hindley
Brady went on hunger strike several years ago and was then transported to Ashworth where he was declared schizophrenic with paranoid delusions and therefore has since been force fed by tubes.
The case of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady still remains fresh in the minds of many in the UK as the two went on a spree of raping, torturing and murdering children; only then to bury them in the Moors.
Of the victims, Keith Bennett and John Kilbride have never been found, despite on-going attempts by the police to get Brady to talk. Myra Hindley did, before she died in prison, offer some assistance but this failed to locate the bodies of the 12 year old boys.
Winnie Bennett, the mother of Keith, spent her entire life pleading with both monsters to tell her where her boy was buried in the hope she could finally lay him to rest with a proper funeral. Winnie passed away in August 2012 without ever finding her son.
On the day that Winnie passed away the nation grieved and there are often times that we look back in horror at how the years of torture haunted Winnie in not knowing where her little boy was so callously dumped.
Why can’t we now allow Ian Brady to die; and in a manner that he sees fit – that being starvation. Why after all these years must we continue to keep this vile monster alive; is it really simply to show just how humane we really are?
The cost to the taxpayer, in regards to keeping Brady alive, has been outrageous. It is reported that the cost of Ashworth Hospital alone costs the taxpayer £300,000 a year and incarceration in a maximum security prison £40,000 a year.
Brady has over the years launched a number of Human Rights challenges all of which have been at the expense of the taxpayer. To date over £500,000 has been spent covering Brady’s legal aid expenses and at 75 years of age and the level of specialized care he receives could well see him live for many more years to come.
Both Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were convicted in 1966 of the murders of several children, who they brutally raped and tortured before dispatching them during their killing spree 1963 and 1965. See more information – Moors Murderers
The murderous couple escaped the death penalty by mere weeks and yet to this day the public feels that the death penalty should have been reinstated just to ensure the couple would never see the light of day again.
However, since their imprisonment in 1966, both have cost the taxpayers millions in their upkeep. Myra Hindley, despite her appeals for release, supported by Liberal Left-Wing peer Lord Longford, finally died of respiratory failure in 2002.
I doubt you would find a living soul that can clearly remember Brady’s and Hindley’s heinous crimes and show any real compassion for his need. It is likely most today, that can still remember, would have much rather witnessed the pair swing from the end of a rope.
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