Myra Hindley — Moors Murderer
- Born in 1942, died in 2002 in England
- She raped and murdered 5 small children, claiming she was under the control of her partner
- Her 17-year-old brother-in-law witnessed a killing and went to police
- Charged with 5 murders
- Found guilty of 2 murders and jailed for life
Hindley was raised by her grandmother. After a close male friend drowned when she was 15 she left school and converted to Roman Catholicism. She then met and fell in love with Ian Brady, a stock clerk who had served time in prison. She gave herself to his complete control.
To test the allegiance of Hindley, Brady schemed rape and murder. Over a 12-month period, 5 children were killed.
Hindley’s 17-year-old brother in law witnessed Brady killing another 17-year-old. He hid his shock so he didn’t meet the same fate. He then went to the police telling them he’d been told there were more bodies in Saddleworth Moor.
Hindley pleaded not guilty but was charged with the murder of 2 victims and for harbouring Brady knowing he’d killed another victim. In her commission she admitted her involvement in all 5 murders.