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  • Appeal court upholds prison terms for life
    Appeal court upholds prison terms for life Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    The Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the principle of jail terms for life, following a European ruling that left judges unsure whether they could still impose the punishment. More »

  • Whole-Life Sentences: Judges To Announce Ruling
    Whole-Life Sentences: Judges To Announce Ruling Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    Those affected include Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, the killers of soldier Lee Rigby,who will be sentenced after the Court of Appeal decision. Those currently serving whole-life terms in England and Wales include Moors Murderer Ian Brady, who tortured and murdered children with accomplice Myra Hindley, and serial killer Rosemary West. But such terms were deemed a breach of human rights following a successful appeal to the European Court of Human Rights by murderers Jeremy Bamber, Douglas Vinter and Peter Moore. Those protesting said it was not right that a European court should have a say in how long British criminals should spend in British prisons. More »

  • Joanna Dennehy: Inside the Mind of a Female Psychopath Serial Killer
    Joanna Dennehy: Inside the Mind of a Female Psychopath Serial Killer Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Joanna Dennehy ripped up the criminal profile by being a female serial killer but experts may never find out what made her carry out her bloody rampage. When police brought 31-year-old Dennehy's trail of violence to an end by arresting her in Hereford last year, three men lay dead by her hand and two others had only just survived frenzied knife attacks. As a result, Dennehy has joined a rare group of female serial killers, of which there is a very small number of comparable cases in the history of British crime. Only 6.1% of killers convicted in the UK between 2002 and 2012 were women – and next to none of them were serial killers. More »

  • Plea to uphold whole-life tariffs
    Plea to uphold whole-life tariffs Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    Controversial whole-life sentences came under the spotlight today as leading judges were urged to uphold the principle that orders preventing killers from ever being released should be imposed for particularly "heinous and serious" crimes. More »

  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady Taken To Hospital
    Moors Murderer Ian Brady Taken To Hospital Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    Moors murderer Ian Brady has been taken to hospital after a fall at the high-security psychiatric unit where he is being held. The 76-year-old child killer suffered two broken bones in the fall at Ashworth Hospital in Liverpool on Tuesday. He is said to be in a stable condition after he was taken to an unspecified general hospital for treatment. More »

  • Gruesome Trade in Murder Memorabilia 'On the Rise'
    Gruesome Trade in Murder Memorabilia 'On the Rise' Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    Sinister items once owned by some of the world's most notorious killers are fetching increasingly high prices on internet auction sites. Locks of hair, false teeth and other possessions once owned by mass murderers and child rapists whose heinous crimes shocked the world are just some of the so-called "murderabilia" items contributing to a booming business for a growing number of specialist sites. In the UK, demand for murderabilia is high, and collectors can pick up a range of items to suit their individual tastes from both niche websites and top auction houses such as Christie's, which are also keen to capitalise on the trade. On one auction site, collectors can snap up a pair of knickers signed by its former owner Dana Gray, who strangled and knifed three elderly women in 1994. More »

  • Ian Brady's 'Worst Nightmare Coming True' with Alzheimer Fears
    Ian Brady's 'Worst Nightmare Coming True' with Alzheimer Fears Thu, Jan 2, 2014

    Moors Murderer Ian Brady's "worst nightmare" is coming true with the onset of dementia symptoms, it has been claimed. Brady was reportedly refusing to take medical tests that would confirm he had dementia because he cannot bear the idea that he has the degenerative brain condition. His mental health advocate, Jackie Powell, lifted the lid on Brady's unfolding nightmare inside the high-security Ashworth psychiatric hospital, in Liverpool. The claim that he may have early-stage dementia was bad news for the family of one of Brady's young victims, Keith Bennett. More »

  • Dale Cregan: Three Charged With Helping Killer
    Dale Cregan: Three Charged With Helping Killer Sun, Oct 6, 2013

    Three people have been charged with helping jailed police killer Dale Cregan while he was on the run. More »

  • Briton Held In Spain 'For Helping Dale Cregan'
    Briton Held In Spain 'For Helping Dale Cregan' Thu, Sep 19, 2013

    A British man has been arrested on Spain's Costa del Sol on suspicion of assisting jailed police killer Dale Cregan. More »

  • Dale Cregan: Cop Killer In Secure Hospital
    Dale Cregan: Cop Killer In Secure Hospital Fri, Sep 6, 2013

    Convicted police killer Dale Cregan has been sent to maximum-security Ashworth Hospital because of his behaviour, sources say. More »

  • On This Day: Moors' murderers' first victim disappears
    On This Day: Moors' murderers' first victim disappears Thu, Jul 11, 2013

    Pauline Reade, 16, was driven to Saddleworth Moor from Gorton, Greater Manchester by her neighbour Myra Hindley on the premise of helping to find a lost glove More »

  • Moors Murderer: I Killed Four More People
    Moors Murderer: I Killed Four More People Sat, Jun 29, 2013

    Previously unpublished letters show Moors murderer Ian Brady claimed to have killed four more people. More »

  • Moors murderer Brady loses prison transfer bid
    Moors murderer Brady loses prison transfer bid Fri, Jun 28, 2013

    One of Britain's most infamous killers, Moors Murderer Ian Brady, on Friday lost his legal bid to be transferred from a psychiatric hospital to a jail. More »

  • Henry VIII Would Be A Modern Day Psychopath
    Henry VIII Would Be A Modern Day Psychopath Fri, Jun 28, 2013

    A study of some of the most successful people in British history has found that only one - Henry VIII - was a psychopath. More »

  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady A 'Danger To Himself'
    Moors Murderer Ian Brady A 'Danger To Himself' Wed, Jun 26, 2013

    A high-security psychiatric hospital has insisted that Moors murderer Ian Brady should continue to be treated there for his own safety. More »

  • Moors murderer Brady reveals his life behind bars
    Moors murderer Brady reveals his life behind bars Tue, Jun 25, 2013

    One of Britain's most notorious killers, Moors murderer Ian Brady, on Tuesday spoke publicly at length for the first time since 1966, claiming he faked mental illness in order to be moved to a hospital. More »

  • Brady: Killing Was An 'Existential Experience'
    Brady: Killing Was An 'Existential Experience' Tue, Jun 25, 2013

    Ian Brady has referred to his torture and murder of children as "recreational killings" from which he derived an "existential experience". More »

  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady Addresses Tribunal
    Moors Murderer Ian Brady Addresses Tribunal Tue, Jun 25, 2013

    Moors Murderer Ian Brady is speaking at length in public for the first time since 1966 as he bids to be transferred from hospital to prison. More »

  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady 'Eats Toast Every Day'
    Moors Murderer Ian Brady 'Eats Toast Every Day' Mon, Jun 24, 2013

    Serial killer Ian Brady, who has previously claimed he wants to starve himself to death, makes himself toast every morning, a tribunal has heard. More »

  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady 'Refuses' Treatment
    Moors Murderer Ian Brady 'Refuses' Treatment Thu, Jun 20, 2013

    Moors murderer Ian Brady is "wholly resistant" to any form of psychological treatment at the high security hospital where he is held, a mental health assessment tribunal has been told. More »

  • Moors Murderer Brady 'Should Stay In Hospital'
    Moors Murderer Brady 'Should Stay In Hospital' Wed, Jun 19, 2013

    Moors murderer Ian Brady remains "chronically psychotic" and should stay in a hospital for treatment, his mental health tribunal has heard. More »

  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady Walks Out Of Hearing
    Moors Murderer Ian Brady Walks Out Of Hearing Tue, Jun 18, 2013

    Moors murderer Ian Brady walked out of a mental health tribunal after lawyers spoke of his "chronic" anger and nocturnal behaviour. More »

  • Moors Murderer Ian Brady In Public Hearing
    Moors Murderer Ian Brady In Public Hearing Mon, Jun 17, 2013

    Moors murderer Ian Brady shows no "evidence of mental illness that warrants treatment" according to a psychiatrist in the killer's first public appearance for decades. More »

  • Rare glimpse of Moors murderer Ian Brady
    Rare glimpse of Moors murderer Ian Brady Mon, Jun 17, 2013

    Moors murderer Ian Brady was seen in public for the first time in almost 50 years Monday at a mental health tribunal as he battles for the right to die. More »

  • Man Arrested For 'Leaking Ian Brady Stories'
    Man Arrested For 'Leaking Ian Brady Stories' Thu, Jan 24, 2013

    An ex-healthcare worker has been arrested over allegations he leaked stories about Ian Brady, according to Sky sources. More »

  • Moors Murders: Funeral Held For Winnie Johnson
    Moors Murders: Funeral Held For Winnie Johnson Thu, Aug 30, 2012

    Tributes have been paid to Winnie Johnson, the mother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett, at her funeral in Manchester. More »

  • Mother Of Moors Victim Dies
    Mother Of Moors Victim Dies Sat, Aug 18, 2012

    Winnie Johnson, the mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, has died at the age of 78. More »

  • Brady Advocate Arrested Over Victim's Grave
    Brady Advocate Arrested Over Victim's Grave Fri, Aug 17, 2012

    Moors murderer Ian Brady's mental health advocate has been arrested for allegedly failing to reveal information about where one of his child victims is buried. More »

  • Brady Returns To Ashworth After Seizure
    Brady Returns To Ashworth After Seizure Wed, Jul 4, 2012

    Moors murderer Ian Brady has been returned to high security psychiatric hospital after treatment for a seizure. More »

  • Mother Of Brady Victim Wants To Face Killer
    Mother Of Brady Victim Wants To Face Killer Sun, Dec 11, 2011

    The mother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett says she hopes to come "face-to-face" with her son's killer when Ian Brady's mental health tribunal is held in public. More »

  • Public Tribunal For Moors Murderer Brady
    Public Tribunal For Moors Murderer Brady Fri, Dec 9, 2011

    Moors murderer Ian Brady will have his mental health tribunal hearing held in public, a judge has ruled.It is only the second time that such a hearing has ever been held in public.Judge Robert Atherton ... More »

  • Killer Brady To Be Quizzed Over Nurse Attack
    Killer Brady To Be Quizzed Over Nurse Attack Thu, Aug 25, 2011

    Moors murderer Ian Brady faces police questioning after allegedly assaulting a nurse. More »