Ian Brady

Ian Brady was born in Glasgow, Scotland on January 2, 1938. As a teenager, he spent time in prison and in young offenders' facilities because of house breaking and burglary. He met Myra Hindley while they were both working at a small chemicals company in Manchester. Together they murdered five children between 1963 and 1965. In 1965, they sought to implicate Hindley's brother-in-law, David Smith, by making him watch as they murdered 17-year-old Edward Evans with an ax. However, Smith reported them to the police and brought their killing spree to an end. Brady was sentenced to life in prison in 1966 and had been held at the psychiatric hospital since 1985. He wrote a book in 2001 entitled The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and Its Analysis by the Moors Murderer Ian Brady. He died on May 15, 2017 at a high-security psychiatric hospital at the age of 79.

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