British murderer Ian Brady was nothing if not consistent. He lived his life as a heartless monster and he died that way. Brady with his accomplice Myra Hindley were convicted of a series of murders of children around Manchester, England. All of the bodies of their victims were found but one: Keith Bennett (left), 12. As Brady laid on his death bed, officials begged him to bring closure to the family and reveal the location of Keith. He refused and died with the secret. He died this week an unrepentant and repulsive man.
Brady and Hindley carried out the murders between July 1963 and October 1965 of five children aged between 10 and 17. Four of the children were sexual assaulted. Four bodies were eventually found —Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans. That left only Keith Bennett.
Hindley was never released and died in prison in 2002 at age 60. Brady had a long criminal record and was eventually declared criminally insane. They were both described by their trial judge, Justice Fenton Atkinson, as “two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity”. That was demonstrably true at trial and it was equally true at Brady’s death bed.