Myra Hindley

Myra HindleyMyra Hindley, born July 23, 1942, in England, was an English serial killer. When she was 15, one of her friends died; this led to her quitting school. In 1961, she met Ian Brady. Brady, recently released from prison, worked as a stock clerk when the two met.

Brady had far too much influence over Hindley, who was madly in love with him. At first, Hindley wrote, “I hope he loves me, and will marry me some day.” Hindley later noticed that he was “cruel and selfish,” but added that she still “love[d] him.”

She was willing to do whatever he said, even stopping her church attendance and reading anything and everything that he suggested. So when Brady suggested that they rape and murder another person, Hindley was ready to go along with it. Their first of many victims was Pauline Reade. Soon after were John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey, and Edward Evans, all minors.

One day Hindley’s brother-in-law witnessed one of their murders, and it led to their eventual trial, where they both received life sentences. Hindley died of respiratory failure in 2002; Brady died on May 15, 2017 of restrictive pulmonary disease.

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