Following previous profiles of infamous murderers and serial killer, such as Dennis Nilsen, John Wayne Gacy, Dr Harold Shipman and Ian Brady, this week's case is Brady's girlfriend and partner-in-crime during the Moor's Murders - Myra Hindley. As before, the intention of these profiles is not to rake over the same old gory details, but by asking a series of set questions about each serial killer or murderer, the aim is to try to understand who they were as a person and why they did what they did, without absolving them of their heinous crimes.
Profile #6 - Myra Hindley: Dubbed the "Moors Murderers", Hindley & Brady murdered five young children and teens, who were raped, tortured and buried in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor in an attempt to pull-off the "perfect murder". Hindley was labelled by the press as "the most evil woman in Britain" and by their trial judge as "two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity". As with my profile on Ian Brady, I've focused on facts, rather than myths or misinformation as perpetuated by the tabloid press or people who claim to have known them.
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Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, true-crime podcaster, crime historian and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten quirky & unusual things to do in London” and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime writer, podcaster of Murder Mile UK True Crime and creator of true-crime TV series.
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