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Ian Brady & Myra Hindley: Story of Evil Serial Killer Couple Who Scared the World with their crime!

Ian Brady & Myra Hindley: Story of Evil Serial Killer Couple Who Scared the World with their crime!

Born to a single mother, Ian Brady had a corrupted and lonely childhood which pushed him to become a torturer, a juvenile delinquent. 4 years later, in some other corner of the world was born Hindley to an equally horrible couple of parents. She was never understood and often compelled by her parents to retaliate harshly if anybody caused her trouble.

Years later police charged Ian Brady and his wife Myra Hindley with pedicide. So abominable was the crime that local people subjected Hindley to fierce ignominy and disgrace. The media called her the evilest woman of Britain. How did the two meet and what made them take up this hideous profession? Read ahead to walk through this murder mystery and treat your mind to a psychotic thriller.


Ian Brady

On January 2,1938 Ian Brady was born as Ian Duncan Stewart in Scotland to a waitress whose name was Peggy Stewart, and she was not married. Brady wasn't the usual kid one would expect. He tortured animals as a kid and had been to the juvenile court twice for housebreaking as a teenager. Later on, his mother moved to Manchester where she married an Irish guy named Patrick Brady; he got Ian a job, and Ian took Patrick's surname.

Brady was a lonely child. Despite his parents best endeavours, he often used to lose to his temper and found it difficult to mix up with his friends. He built up interest with the Nazis and the works of Nietsche and started a profession in petty crimes and robbery. This brought about his arrival, matured 16, to live with his mom and stepfather Patrick Brady, to avoid a custodial sentence.

Before he even turned 18, his mother sent him to a youth detention centre because she caught him in the act of robbery and smuggling. He returned to Manchester on 14 November 1957 and indulged himself in reading books and works on the atrocities of the Nazis. In 1959, Ian Brady applied for a job at Millwards, a Gorton based chemical distributor company.

Mary Hindley

Myra Hindley, born on 23 July 1942 in Crumpsall. Her parents raised her in Gorton and later moved to Manchester. Her parents, Nellie and Bob Hindley, abused her when she was a young child. She had a sister Maureen who was four years younger to her. Having served in the army, Hindley's father was a tough guy. He encouraged violence and insisted Myra do the same with others.

She grew up with her grandmother. Hindley worked as an agent in an electrical designing organization where many people liked her. At the age of 17, she even got engaged to a guy whom she left soon saying he wasn't good enough to provide her with the life she wanted. Hindley started working in Millwards as a typist in January 1961.

Their Meetings

When Hindley met Brady at Millwards, it did not take her long to become obsessed with him. This was when Hindley very well knew Brady's criminal record. After a few months, Brady asked Hindley out on a date, and soon they started spending a lot of time together. They both read Nazi books together in their leisure time. Hindley's obsession with Brady made her believe anything and everything that Brady told her to.

Brady and Hindley had moved in together by June 1963 in Bannock Street, and in no time they started planning and committing the Moor Murders.


Pauline Brady

On 12 July 1963 Hindley set off in her minivan and Brady on his motorcycle following her. He would need flashlight whenever he saw a possible victim. At around 7:30 p.m. Brady signalled at the 15-year-old Pauline Reade who happened to be a school friend of Hindley's sister Maureen. Offering her to drop her to the dance class, Hindley let Reade into the van.

At that point, she requested to assist her with finding the costly glove, which was in the Saddleworth Moor. At the point when they came there, Hindley held up in the van and entrusted Brady with the responsibility of taking Reade to the field. Brady cut her throat after ambushing her.

John Kilbride

On 23 November 1963, they offered the 12-year-old John Kibride a lift home. They then took him to the moor where they assaulted him and then strangled him to death with a shoelace.

Keith Bennett

On 16 June 1964, they murdered the twelve-year-old Keith Bennett in the same way. They took him to the field with them and choked him to death in the wake of attacking him.

Lesley Ann Downey

On 26 December 1964, the ten-year-old Lesley was alone in the fairground. Hindley and Brady tricked her into the van and took her home where they raped her and strangled her to death. Later they took her body and buried it in the moor.

Edward Evans

On 6 October 1965 Brady and Hindley took the 17-year-old Edward to their home and enjoyed over a bottle of wine after which they were to murder him. This time they called David Smith, Maureen's husband, over to their place to help clean up and kept the body in the spare room at their house.

But the next day when David Smith returned to his house, he panicked and informed the police. The police then arrested the couple, and the court sentenced them to life imprisonment. Hindley, at the age of 60, died on November 15, 2002, due to Bronchial Pneumonia. Brady died on 15 May 2017 at the age of 79 due to respiratory failure.

It is shocking and disturbing at the same time how this sadistic couple took so many young lives for the sake of their pleasure.

Trial And Aftermath

Police brought Hindley and Brady on trial at Chester Assizes on April 27, 1966. They, however, pleaded "not guilty" to all charges. Media also took the matter very seriously. and the pair's inability to show remorse or regret titillated the public even more.

On May 6, 1966, the law enforcement department pressed charges for the murders of Lesley Ann Downey, John Kilbride, and Edward Evan. While Hindley was as blameworthy of the killings of Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans. Furthermore for harboring Brady, in the information that he had executed John Kilbride. They were both sent to life imprisonment, with a minimum sentence extending up to 30 years.

After that, the infamous tale of murders signed up as the 'Moor Murders'. In October 1999, Ian Brady took to a hunger strike when he was at the high-security Ashworth Psychiatric Hospital. He made a request for the lawful option to starve himself to death, as opposed to serving the rest of his life in jail. The High Court rejected the interest in March 2000, which maintained the emergency clinic's entitlement to feed him.

'The Gates of Janus', a book on sequential killers written by Brady earned him 12,000 pounds in August 2001. Even though it made no notice of Brady's crimes, many denounced its distribution, including the family members of Brady's victims. Brady has additionally, composed his autobiography. His legal counselors held pending distribution after his demise.

In February 2006, mother of Keith Bennett reported having received a letter from Brady. In the letter, he made sure to reveal the mistreatment served at the high-security clinic. Saying he was being kept alive taking care of for "political purposes."

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