The Most Evil Couple Of England And Their Murders


Here is the story of the most hated couple in England, killing five children and an adolescent.

The real wicked, Brady.

Ian Brady was born in Glasgow, Scotland on January 2, 1938. His mother was a 28-year-old waitress struggling to make ends meet as his father had died a few months before he was born. Clearly unable to cope with a baby and maintain her job at the same time, she decided to leave him in the care of a couple that she knew and although she made frequent visits to the house where he lived, eventually those visits stopped.

A difficult and lonely child who was prone to anger tantrums, Brady never felt like he belonged in the family. At the primary school he attended, teachers found him to be a bright and intelligent child with one flaw: laziness. Although Ian could have gotten good grades, he never really saw the need to study hard and was often in his own world.

At school, he was considered a loner and an underachiever who was obsessed with the Nazis and writings of Nietzsche.

There were also allegations that he enjoyed torturing animals, supposedly he enjoyed “breaking the legs of dogs and then setting fire to them.”

At school, he was considered a loner and an underachiever who was obsessed with the Nazis and writings of Nietzsche. At the age of 13, he began a career in petty crime and burglary. Turning to books as an outlet, he quickly developed a taste for sadistic books like The Kiss of the Whip and The Torture Chamber which described various sadomasochistic acts. Ian was clearly engrossed in this fictional world where pleasure and pain were one.

In 1957, while he was working as an accountant, a young woman would walk in through the company doors and apply for work as a secretary. Neither would know it then, but their lives would be changed forevermore.

The story of Hindley

Hindley grew up with her grandmother, her alcoholic father abused her as a child. Despite having a poor attendance record at school, she did have excellent grades.

A tragic story in early youth.

Perhaps the one incident which helps to illustrate Myra as a teenager was when her best friend, 13-year-old Michael Higgins, drowned in an accident. 15-year-old Myra was devastated; the day before he had invited her to go swimming together but she had turned him down. She believed that as a strong swimmer, she could have saved him if she had been there. 

The grief-stricken girl was inconsolable for several weeks after his death, retreating to her room where she would cry for long periods of time. Her grades started slipping, and although Myra attempted to regain her academic prowess, she was never really the same after that.

Deciding not to take her O-levels, she dropped out of school and worked as a clerk at a nearby firm.

She fell in love with Brady at first sight.

Myra, a wide-eyed 18-year-old teenager at the time of her first meeting with Ian, was instantly charmed by the man. 

Brady was someone well acquainted with the dangers of the outside world, someone who could be her mentor, someone who could lead her onto a path of excitement and danger, her ultimate craving fulfilled. He had his own twisted philosophy (distilled, no doubt, from all his readings of Nazi books and those which described sadistic sex acts), and he wasted no time in passing it onto Myra.

Rape and murder, he said, were completely normal. In fact, murder was a “supreme pleasure.” Myra lapped up his words in their entirety, never stopping to consider if there was any truth to them. When Ian told her that God didn’t exist, she even stopped going to church.

The first path of blood.

In 1963, 25-year-old Ian Brady and 21-year-old Myra Hindley began their mission to commit the perfect murder.

Later the very same month, they claimed their first victim, 16-year-old Pauline Reade, who was on her way to a disco was lured into a minivan by Myra. Brady followed behind on his motorcycle. They drove up to Saddleworth Moor where Hindley asked Pauline to help her look for a lost glove. 

While she was busy searching the moors, Brady pounced upon Pauline and raped her. He then smashed her skull in with a shovel and slashed her throat so violently that she was almost decapitated. Hindley then buried Pauline’s body on the moor, where it remained for over 20 years.

The second murder follows four months later.

Hindley then lured 12-year-old John Kilbride into her car from a local market and drove him to Saddleworth Moor. Brady was waiting and ordered Hindley to wait for him in a nearby village in their hired car. While Hindley waited in her car, Brady attempted to stab the boy with a knife, but the weapon was too blunt. Brady lost his temper and strangled him to death with a string before burying his body in a shallow grave.

The most known and the third murder was in June of 1964.

12-year-old Keith Bennett, whom they enticed from a street and drove to a moorland once again. Hindley stood and watched from the top of an embankment while Brady sexually assaulted Keith, before strangling him to death with a piece of string. His body was not been found until very recently.

The fourth and maybe the most thrilling murder.

10-year-old Lesley Ann Downey was lured from a fairground. Brady took nine pornographic photographs of her, showing her naked, bound and gagged. Hindley recorded the scene of the child’s rape and torture on an audio tape. The tape clearly records (the transcript of the tape is at the bottom of the page) the voices of Brady, Hindley, and the child, who is heard to scream and protest, asks to be allowed to go home and pleads for her life.

The last murder was in 1965 before the couple was caught.

The fifth and final victim was 17-year-old Edward Evans. They met him in the Manchester Central Railway Station and lured the boy to their home, where Hindley’s 18-year-old brother-in-law David Smith was visiting. Brady smashed Edward’s head in with an ax. He ordered Smith to help him carry the dead body to an upstairs bedroom and tie it up, but Smith fled and contacted the police.

Their life-time imprisonment.

The public interest in the case was massive, the courtroom was fitted with security screens to protect Brady and Hindley. 

During the time Brady and Hindley were held on remand, the death penalty had just been abolished. The judge passed the only sentence that the law allowed: life imprisonment. While Ian was declared criminally insane and has been confined in a high-security hospital, he has made it clear that he never wants to be released and has repeatedly asked that he be allowed to die.

Hindley dies in prison

Hindley, on the other hand, is characterized as the most evil woman in Britain, because of her attempts to secure her release even after confessing her guilt. Later, Hindley claimed she was a reformed woman and no longer a danger to society, but she was never released. 

On November 15, 2002 at the age of 60, she died from bronchial pneumonia caused by heart disease. She was a 40-a-day smoker who in 1999 had been diagnosed with angina and was hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Brady is still alive and in a mental hospital.

Following his conviction, Brady was moved to Durham Prison, where he asked to live in solitary confinement. He spent 19 years in mainstream prisons before being diagnosed as a psychopath in November 1985 and sent to the high-security Park Lane Hospital, now Ashworth Psychiatric Hospital in Sefton. He has since made it clear that he never wants to be released.

And the story ends.

The couple will remain at the most wicked, darkest bottom of history forever.

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