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"Their pricing is fair honest. You can get twenty, four, seven, professional monitoring and emergency dispatch starting at just fifty cents a day not bad for what US News and World Report called the best overall home security of twenty twenty head to simplisafe dot com slash today and get a free hd camera that simplisafe dot com slash today to make sure they know that our show sent you. Now back the story. On October Sixteenth nineteen sixty five police found the body of ten year old Lesley Ann Downey buried in Saddleworth more officers in Manchester England new Myra Hindley and Ian. Brady were responsible for Leslie's death but they had no idea why the couple had killed an innocent child. It was tragic enough that Lesley's body was found buried in a shallow grave, the nude bound and gagged photos of the girl in Myra. Andeans possession were even more concerning however even those weren't the most disturbing evidence detectives found in the killer couples suitcase. There was also an audio tape and while authorities had to play it for Leslie's mother. So she could identify her daughter watching her listen to it must have been excruciating. The sixteen minute recording was taken on the Night Leslie disappeared December Twenty Sixth Nineteen, sixty, four on it Myra could be heard hitting a struggling leslie so that Ian could photograph her as the poor girl fought against her captors and their sadistic sexual torture Ian threatened to slit her throat throughout the audio of her assault little leslie leded for her mom. The tape was absolutely sickening and that's what prosecutors were counting on when they played it for shocked courtroom at Ian and Mirus trial in April nineteen, sixty six, the couple stood accused of murdering the three children whose bodies had been recovered Leslie, Edward Evans and Jason Kilbride kilbride's body was uncovered in the more just days after police found Leslie it was clear. He'd also been sexually assaulted before his death. Myra and Ian became objects of scorn and fascination for all of England after their arrests on the surface. The twenty-something lovers seemed like average office workers but investigators discovered that they were secretly not only sadists but even Nazi sympathizers. Myra. Lure children in by pretending to need help getting things to her car. It was exactly this tactic that allowed her to kidnap Lesley from the Boxing Day carnival. Afterward, she took the children back to Ian home where they were assaulted tortured and killed then buried on Saddleworth more. During an interrogation in Brady admitted to being the one who planned the murders Myra claimed she was innocent. She insisted that she was always in a different room when the real violence happened and that she was a helpless victim of ESPN's. Manipulation. Myra was somewhat convincing especially because in the nineteen sixties, nobody wanted to believe a nice young woman was really a child murderer but she had one major problem the sixteen minute recording of Leslie's torture and assault featured her as a key player. She sounded just as unhinged as IAN did. On May sixth, nineteen, sixty, six, almost eighteen months after Leslie's death Ian Brady and Myra. Hindley were found guilty both were given consecutive life sentences. Ian was convicted of all three murders with prosecutors were unable to find enough evidence to tie Myra to John Kilbride's death because of this, she would be eligible for parole after twenty five years in prison, and she fully intended to walk free. Throughout the nineteen eighties, Myra desperately tried to downplay her involvement in Lesley's murder. She wrote to Leslie's mother and West claiming that she never tortured the girl even though the audio evidence from the trial clearly contradicted her Leslie's family. Believe it was just mirrors attempt to curry public favor before parole hearings they remained firm in their conviction that Myra was a murderous monster just like her lover he n. In two, thousand, two changes in England's prison laws finally gave Myra a real chance at getting out of jail on parole. But before the change went into effect, she died of a chest infection on November fifteenth two thousand to. Be in Brady died fifteen years later at the age of seventy nine. The kidnapping assault and murder of Lesley Ann Downey was a wakeup call to nineteen sixties. England it showed an entire nation that no child was truly safe not even at a Christmas carnival mere blocks from their mother's house. What was especially scary too many was that Leslie's captors seemed just as innocent. They appeared to be a young couple in love who worked nine to five at least on most days. But every once in a while Ian Brady and Myra. Hindley's disturbing appetite stirred and innocent children paid the price. Thanks for listening today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson. You can find all episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in. True. Crime today in true.
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on Today in True Crime
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Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from podcast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today, we're covering the grisly end of the search for ten year old Leslie and. Let's go back to October Sixteenth Nineteen sixty-five to win eerie isolated place in northern England known as Saddleworth Moor. The Manchester Police spread out across Saddleworth a thirty mile expanse of hill country. They were determined to find Lesley Ann Downey and had strong reason to believe she was buried somewhere on the more unfortunately authorities had only discovered that information while investigating the murder of another youth named. Edward. The sudden break came under. Circumstances but it meant investigators finally had the chance to solve a mystery that had haunted Manchester and Leslie family for ten long months. Leslie was last seen on December twenty, six, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, four boxing day in England the Brunette blue eyed ten year old lived in an apartment in Manchester with her mother three brothers and her mother's fiance shy polite. Leslie was likely in high spirits that day she'd gotten a toy sewing machine from Santa the morning before and there was no cause for post. Christmas blues. She was even going to a local holiday carnival with her neighbors and siblings her mother had given her a whole six pence to spend. The carnival was a winter wonderland, but by early evening Leslie was left alone at the fair. Some sources indicate that are friends had run out of money and gone home while others say she was left there by her older brother either way Leslie was defenseless as she strolled straight into the path of dangerous killer who upon first glance appeared just as innocent and wholesome as Leslie. Herself. A young woman in her twenties walked by Leslie that night dropping a bag onto the ground as she passed, she asked Leslie to help her pick it up and loaded in her car which the polite girl gladly. In the parking lot the woman asked if Leslie wanted to ride home, she allegedly accepted and the two drove off together. That was the last night. Anyone saw Lesley Ann Downey alive. When Lesley's mother and her future husband Alan realized the girl was missing they set off for the fairground to find her after having no luck there. They went to the police though Lesley's family held out. Hope as the officers mounted a search effort, the little girl would remain missing until. October nineteen, sixty five. That month Manchester Police received unsettling information from a traumatized young man named David Smith. He claimed that the night before he'd witnessed his sister in Law Myra Hindley and her boyfriend he and Brady brutally murder a teenager named Edward Evans. Ian Was a mentor to David and made him promise to return the next day to help them Berry Evans in Saddleworth more. But David went to the police instead leading officers to Ian. And Mira's home. After a search they discovered Edwards Body hacked to pieces by an axe by October eleventh, ESPN and Myra were in police custody. The couple's crime was horrific but David claimed it was only the tip of the iceberg Ian and Myra. Had told him that they had killed before. After searching the couples belongings, officers found photos of Saddleworth more along with a notebook page on which a single name was scribbled over and over John Kilbride. Kilbride was a twelve year old boy who had disappeared in November nineteen, sixty three now were certain that Ian and Myra had something to do with it. Continuing their search they soon found a suitcase. The couple had clearly taken pains to hide. It's likely officers were hoping to find a clue about Edward Evans or John kilbride inside but instead they found something much more disturbing. Pictures of Lesley Ann, Downey naked gagged, and tied to a bed police were horrified. It was clear that only Saddleworth Moor held the answers to their disturbing questions on October sixteenth nineteen, sixty, five, a search team was dispatched there. After hours of poking around the Moors Soft Pete and officer noticed the bone of a human arm sticking out of the ground. After a dig, he uncovered the decomposed body of a little girl. By the time the search was over the murder of Lesley Ann Downey would be cemented as one of the most terrifying crimes in British history. Up Next will learn the terrible truth about how Leslie died. 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"lesley ann downey" Discussed on Murder Minute
"McGill to sleep in the guest room of his New Jersey home. He stayed with gal fi the next night as well and alleges that on the second night, Galthie drugged and raped him. And he fought back in self-defense gal fi was found dead, the next day after failing to report to work, and investigators found information on golfie cell. Phone linking him to McGill, who had written a post on his Facebook page, claiming that he had been assaulted. Police apprehended McGill re at a Starbucks in Philadelphia a few days after galaxies death. He has pleaded not guilty. Those are your true crime headlines. For more headlines, checkout, the murder minute app in the app store and Google play. Or follow us on Instagram at murder minute. Coming up next. The story of the moors murders but first, a quick break. Our story begins January of nineteen sixty one where Millward's merchandise a small chemical distributor in Manchester England was the workplace of two peculiar people to people that didn't seem to quite fit in with our coworkers the I was eaten Brady he was known to keep himself, and be a generally quiet man. His coworker said that despite his quiet demeanor. He was prone to frequent outbursts, and as if that wasn't enough, he had an obsession with Hitler's Mein cough that he kept hidden from his peers. However, the list doesn't stop there. Brady was also obsessed with fantasies of death in violence and fittingly. The Nazi regime's, countless, atrocities, our second strange yet, quite employee was Myra Hindley. She was the news employees at Millward's having began a job. As a typist that month. Unlike Brady Henley showed no warning signs that she would become a devious killer despite having a rough childhood and Lee was similar to many of her co-workers the biggest difference, though. She took an immediate liking to Brady. It wasn't long before she began to idolize him from afar and within months, she finally mustered up the courage to speak to him a few more months went by until they went on their first date from there. There was no turning back the relationship develops quickly with both of them diving into deep discussions centered around their violent fantasies. However, the fantasies weren't enough to keep them satisfied. They wanted to kill not because they had hatred in their hearts sought revenge or wanted to be criminals. But because they had long for death for the sake of death. So they walked the streets of Manchester stocking anyone that appeal to them. And search. Of their victim. That's when they spotted their target sixteen year old Pauline read a friend of Henley's younger sister was the unfortunate victim. The pair chose her solely because they believe that her death would not be seriously investigated. It seemed like there was spot on as on July twelfth nineteen sixty three she vanished leaving no trace behind. No one had seen Pauline prior to her disappearance in little move forward in terms of an official search until it was too late Brady and Hindley had already taken Pauline in their van and headed out of town towards Santa worth more once the pair had driven far enough outta town. Brady slip Pauline's throat twice with a large knife. She bled out on the moors as Brady and Henley sexually assaulted her. They buried her body with a blue coat and white heels, she was wearing and drove back into town as if nothing had happened. The couple had finally acted out their fantasy of taking. The life the satisfaction didn't last long immediately. They began to plan their next kill the target twelve year old John Kilbride in November nineteen sixty three Brady and Henley, rented a car pulled up a side John. They offered him a ride home, but he was hesitant. However, after giving him a bottle of Sherry, he agreed and got in the car not long into the ride Brady told, John, that they had to make a stop on the more because he lost his glove in Nita John's help finding it was. They arrived the same sequence happened again. Brady attack, John in tempted to slit, his throat, he was unsuccessful which led to sexually assaulting John Kilbride before strangling him with shoelace to immortalize the moment, Brady photograph. Henley closing of the young boys grave this time. They're high is lasted longer. It wasn't for another year and a half until the couple struck. Again. Their target. This time was twelve year old Keith Bennett. Keith was running late on his way to his grandmother's. House Brady and Henley now noticing the boys frantic nece offered him a ride as with the previous two victims Myra nails. That there is a stop in the Moore's, they had to make. Once they got their Brady told Keith that they were looking for his lost glove, and much like the other victims. They sexually assaulted the child before murdering him. It wasn't until the summer of nineteen sixty four that Brady buried Keith area, the Moore's that is believed to be where the other victims were buried in this case he's body was never found. But his family has continued to search for it over fifty years later, three murders. Weren't enough for Brady and Hindley before the end of nineteen sixty four they spotted ten year old Lesley, Ann Downey, standing alone by a ride at the fairground, and they were set to make her their next victim. They approached the young girl and ask. If she could help carry some things to their car, she agreed without worry. And when they asked if she could come home with them to help them unload, she got in the car. Unlike the previous killings the pair carried out the murder within the confines of their own home, Leslie was bound, gagged and forced to pose for photographs. The same story repeated itself as Lesley Ann Downey was raped and strangled. The next day, the pair, drove her body to the moors where she was buried near the other victims by the middle of nineteen sixty five braiding Henley seemed to be in the clear despite their horrific actions searches had occurred, but no one suspected them. As a matter of fact, nobody had tried to link any of the disappearances emerged together. Then the murder of Edward Evans occurred and sparked a change on Tober six Brady met Edward Evans at Manchester central railway station for this murder. Brady and Henley decided to expand their group and include Henley's brother-in-law David Smith, the to manage to get Evans back to their home, where Smith was called over. Once he arrived Brady attacked Evans. He struck him over the head with a blunt end of an axe, and then strangled Evans with an electrical cord Smith assisted Brady in disposing, the body and all seem to have gone, according to plan, however, the guilt began to creep in on Smith the next day Smith all the police and the pairs plan to expand their circle failed on October. Seventh nineteen sixty five in Brady was arrested while Meyer Henley was released the same day after claiming that Evans staff was an accident, although she was released. It didn't take long as on October eleventh, just four days later, she joined Brady and custody. The two would never be released even though they were now in custody, the full extent of what, Ian. Brady and Meyer Henley did was not clear. They were arrested only for the murder Edward Evans, which both claimed to have been an accident. At the time neither was a suspect in any of the other desks. They had acted out as a police began to investigate the story emerged in the true horror of the pairs actions was revealed the police began their search at the railway station where Brady Lert Evans Brady made a crucial mistake and didn't claim luggage with police opened it. They found nine pieces of child pornography. The pieces were photos of Leslie and Downey it wasn't until that moment that braiding Henley became suspects in her disappearance with these new pieces of evidence servicing the police had enough to suspect that braiding Henley were responsible for more murders, the police searched their house and found a notebook with the name of John Kilbride the suspicions of the police grew. And the began to wonder how many disappearances the couple was connected to the big breakthrough was when a large collection of photographs of Brady and Henley at saddle. Worth more was found from there. The hunt was on over one hundred fifty officers combed location in the pictures in search of clues in less than a week. They found their first body. It was Lesley, Ann Downey, who is easily identified by site. It wasn't long until they found the body of John Kilbride, the body had been so badly decomposed that he could only be identified by the clothes he was wearing the day he disappeared on the same day. John's body was found Brady Henley appeared before a judge. But we're only facing the accusation of the murder of Lesley, Ann Downey, two months later, they were officially accused of the murders of Lesley, Ann Downey and Edward Evans, each pled, not guilty. The police called on the payer to provide evidence, and when they did Brady spoke for eight hours while Henley spoke for six they stuck to their previous statements and denied all the charges against them. They claim. That the death of Edward Evans was an accident, and that they were in no way linked to the others. Their stories crumbled at the trial, when an audio recording of Lesley Ann Downey was played the voices of Brady and Henley were clearly audible, they could be heard forcing her to pose for photographs and threatening violence against her. The two could plead all they want. There is no way to explain this evidence Ian Brady was found guilty on accounts of all three murders. Myra Hindley was acquitted of the murder of Lesley, Ann Downey. She claimed that the murder Kurd while she was elsewhere, the public cried out for both of them to be sentenced to death. But the death penalty had been abolished in the United Kingdom only a few months before their sentencing. It's fair to say that had the death penalty not been repealed. Their fates would have been very different. Brady was handed three consecutive licenses while Henley was handed to licenses plus seven. In years, while Justice was served to their victims had been unaccounted for police had yet to connect them to the deaths of Pauline, read, and Keith Bennett this change when Kice mother when he Johnson wrote a letter to Myra Hindley. In it. She begged Henley to tell her anything she knew about her son's disappearance, though. She and Brady Brin credibly adamant that there were no other killings Henley appeared to be genuinely remorseful. For what she had done in November of nineteen eighty six she agreed to assist the police in searching, the Moore's again for the bodies that they had never uncovered though, they do not find the body of Keith Bennett. They did find the body appalling read. She was less than one hundred yards away from where Leslie Ann, Downey's body was found and only three feet underground, as time went on Myra Henley, downplayed her roles in the killing more and more for years after the trials she claimed that she was only involved in the learning kidnapping of children, leaving Brady alone to commit the murders. This was proved to be not true based on evidence in November two thousand two at the age of sixty Myra Hindley passed away. She. For a brain aneurysm that was linked to repack day, smoking habit. Though, she wished to be cremated twenty undertaker's refused to do. So on the other hand in Brady was not remorseful, and made no attempt to hide his past actions, fully aware that he would never be free again. He felt no need to deny his crimes. In addition to the five children, the pair confessed to murdering he claimed that he and Henley murdered five more, none of the descriptions, he gave matched any unsolved murders. And none of the killings were ever verified in two thousand one he published a book about serial killers, despite protests from his victims families, and has book he stays that. He does not feel remorseful for what he did and denied the claims of insanity and psychosis. He states that he did the killings for the pure, existential experience. In Brady spent fifty two years in prison until he died on September twenty. I two thousand seventeen his dying wish was that his ashes were to be spread across Saddleworth more, however, he was unceremoniously buried at sea. Protrude crime anytime. Download the murder minute app or follow us on Instagram at murder minute.
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on Female Criminals
"At one point she begged, quote, I must tell you something hands off me a minute. Please mummy. It hurts me. I want to see my mummy, and quote, the entire court heard my response on the tape recording. She suddenly snapped at Leslie and to be quiet and threatened to strike her. If she didn't shut up the recording was played for the court in full women began to sob several police officers in the room were so shaken they fled the room in anger and horror one officer would later tell reporters that if he could have killed them with his bare hands he would have gladly done. So but Myra and Ian were oblivious to the tapes affect they completely ignored everyone in the room except each other while the tape played when asked about her treatment of Lesley. Ann Myra tried to explain that she had only SP. Fokin? So roughly to the girl because she wanted to keep her quiet this justification for what she had done is quite common among serial killers, a massive survey of incarcerated serial killers compiled by the department of criminal Justice and criminology in association with the university of North Carolina revealed that almost fifty percent of the surveyed killers rationalized their crimes by laying blame on the victims themselves or by refusing to acknowledge that they're victims had even been victims in the first place as news of the tape. Recording spread like wildfire through the reporters gathered outside Myra earned the infamous, immortal, title, the most evil woman in the UK both, Ian and Myra claimed during their testimony that Leslie Ann had been alive after Ian had assaulted her and that David Smith and another man had arrived to take Liz leanna away. But this improbable denial couldn't diminish the effect of little Leslie ends. Voice for the jurors. On may sixth nineteen sixty six it took the jury just two and a half hours to find Myra and Ian, guilty on all counts. Ian was found guilty for the murders of Lesley. Ann downey. John Kilbride an Edward Evans and was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole Myra was found guilty in the murders of Edward Evans and Lesley Ann Downey as well as harboring, Ian, knowing he had killed John Kilbride. She was sentenced to two life sentences plus seven years she would be in prison for a minimum of twenty five years before she could hope to walk free again in the judge's explanation of the sentences. He expressed his belief that while Ian was irredeemably evil. Myra could still be saved once she was away from Enes influence once again, we can see gender double standard at work even experienced criminal. Judges refused to believe that a w-. Woman could willingly participate in the murder of children. The judges had listened to the tape of Lesley. Ann Downey's, please. For help heard Myra tell her to shut up and could still believe in Myers. Redeem ability the moment ends verdict was read out, and he was led from the courtroom all interest. He had shown in Myra during the trial vanished without a trace as he was escorted back to his cell. He never looked back. Myrow was sent to Holloway prison in London. The other women began to attack Myra almost from her first day behind bars she needed a guard to escort her to and from her cell every day. She was beaten mercilessly numerous times and required hospital stays routinely throughout her first five years in prison, but the true punishment was inflicted on Mirus family, Maureen and David were also found guilty in the court of public opinion, people believed in and my rose impr-. Double story that David had participated in the children's murders. Neither of them could get work in Manchester, and Maureen gave up temporary custody of her children until she could find some way to support them. Eventually David was attacked by a neighbor who accused him of being a child killer, David defended himself with a knife. And was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison where he attempted suicide ultimately Maureen and David's marriage fell apart. They both relocated and change their names in an attempt to escape their connection to Myra and Ian crimes. No good deeds. Go unpunished as the old saying goes in the early years after their conviction. Neither, Ian, nor Myra took responsibility for the murders of Pauline read or Keith Bennett, which makes sense, of course, even with her consecutive life sentences Myra still had the possibility of parole after twenty five years she could be set free by the time. She was just forty eight years old. My wrote to Ian, often in the early days of their sentences, even though he seemed cold toward her. They carried on a conversation in letters. They also both completed studies in German, but the eventually drifted apart. And that's when her story about her part in the killings began to change Conly always claimed that Harare was to abduct children and that she didn't take part in the killings or sex attacks once in jail, she said boyfriend in Brady had beaten and blackmailed her for to kill how relatives if she didn't help him some of the victims were beaten, tortured and abused before being killed and buried on a desolate more in northwestern England without Ian by her side Myra began to cultivate, other relationships while in prison by nineteen sixty eight she had befriended. Lord, Longford, a devout Catholic who in visited her to see whether her soul can be saved. Lord Longford became almost obsessed with redeeming her he would even try to get her paroled early. The on numerous occasions. Lord Longford 's wife despised his meetings with Myra, and especially hated how quickly he had begun to believe in Myers. Goodness. That is at least until she visited Myra to lady Longford became a passionate and vocal champion of Myers. Just like her husband convinced not only of Myers rehabilitation. But that she might actually be innocent. It was through her affect on Lord Longford and his wife that Mirus powers of manipulation began to emerge. Police investigators still trying to find a digital bodies on Saddleworth. More would visit her in prison only to discover that she had guards and staff wrapped around her little finger, for example, even though none of the other prisoners were allowed sharp objects Myra was given permission to take up tapestry and knitting. She was given special permission to visit with family both in and out of the prisoners well researched by the center for applied criminology at Birmingham City university has found that manipulation is often one of the key characteristics of successful serial killers. And when a killer can both appear vulnerable and manipulate people around them there, especially dangerous. In fact, these killers can often evade capture for decades if they don't make prideful mistakes in the process in nineteen seventy. Twenty eight year old Myra found companionship with prison guard Tricia Cairns who had once been Carmelite nun before leaving the church after a crisis of faith Myra and Tristesse relationship when unnoticed for two years until in nineteen seventy two when Tricia and Myra began planning my escape from prison. Tricia, copied prison keys helped Myra forge a new passport with a fake name and bought tickets for them to escape to Brazil where Tricia believed they would work as missionaries. But in the last hours before the escape was set to happen. Tristesse supplies were discovered. And she was arrested. She would serve six years in prison and resent Myers effect on her for the rest of her life, my resume with people went above and beyond mere attempts to escape she was also allowed to spend time in the part of the prison dedicated to mothers and children at that time imprisoned women were allowed to keep their children. In with them and care for them in the prison itself, despite Mirus connections to the brutal rapes and murders of three children several of the imprisoned. Mothers asked Myra to be their children's godmother. Nevertheless, every time a news article was published about Mirus crimes Myra was once again beaten, brutally by other inmates in nineteen seventy five at the age of thirty three Myra was hospitalized for six weeks after inmates through her from the top floor of the prison Myers. Life became a tug of war between those who loved her and those who hated her one psychologist would describe her as manipulative and devious while the next would praise her work ethic and genuine rehabilitation. Despite her ability to make friends with benefactors like Lord Longford Myra could not sway everyone in her favor. At the time of her imprisonment the minimum sentence for people would been given life sentences could be extended indefinitely if the courts believed the convict still posed a danger to society in January of nineteen eighty five. When Myra was forty three years old her minimum sentence was extended from twenty five years to thirty. This would happen again and again through the remainder of Myers life every time. She neared her parole date, the English courts extended her sentence even worse for Myra new information was about to come to light which would destroy any chances. She thought she had of winning her freedom in nineteen eighty five. Ian Brady allegedly mentioned Pauline read and Keith Bennett's names to a journalist who had come to do an anniversary article about the moors murders. Police had long suspected Ian involvement but had never been able to find their bodies. However after Ian interview hit the press neither, Ian, nor Myra would confess to killing the children for over a year. Pauline and Keith's families waited for news that their babies could finally be put to rest, but their bodies remained lost in November of nineteen eighty six Keith Bennett's mother, even wrote to Myra begging her to help them find their son's body, but Myra ignored the letter until police suggested that helping them find the bodies might go along way toward earning parole. Then she agreed to help Myra left prison onto heavily guarded trips. To Saddleworth more to help police search in late nineteen eighty seven while there, she became disoriented easily and was unable to locate the bodies eventually police realized she had simply used the search trips as an excuse. Us to travel outside of prison with no intention of actually helping. Pauline read and Keith Bennett's families were devastated they appeal to one of my res- biggest supporters a Reverend named Peter topping to speak with her on their behalf on February nineteenth nineteen eighty-seven topping set Myra down and took her confession for seventeen hours. Myra spoke freely of what happened between nineteen sixty three and nineteen sixty five. She finally admitted to helping Ian Brady murder sixteen year old Pauline read and twelve year old Keith Bennett. She also confirmed what police had long suspected that. She had lured the children with her babysitter charm. She also told topping that her brother-in-law David Smith had been entirely innocent for a hundred days a team of local volunteers and police dedicated themselves to searching Saddleworth more for the remains of Pauline read and Keith Bennett, Pauline reads bones were found on July. I I nineteen eighty seven almost twenty four years to the day after she had I disappeared. Keith Bennett's body. However has never been recovered despite four additional widespread searches for him in the last twenty years in two thousand to England's right to extend life sentences indefinitely was challenged by another convict if he won hundreds of prisoners, including Myra would be up for immediate release on parole on November twenty fifth two thousand two that convict won his case freeing multitude of prisoners across the UK, but not Myra in a karmic. Twist Myra Hindley had died just ten days earlier on November fifteenth two thousand two at the age of sixty Hindley died on Friday of respiratory failure. Following a chest infection off the thirty six years in prison ability being kept onto close abatements following. Fizz that someone might attempt to do a home even off death Otake pitches of the coffin to sell to newspapers funeral preparations are on the way. But police refusing to reveal when all-weather funeral will take place the mother of one of a child victims said Hindley's death had brought on no comfortable Hindley who was jailed for her part in to child Motors and later confessed to two more was Britain's longest-serving woman prisoner Charleston. Desmond London in the end, Myra, submissive nature. Ian Brady's distant influence and the abuse. She experienced as a child can never excuse or race. The fact that she voluntarily lured five children to their early and painful deaths for those crimes. She was condemned to live a long life constantly reminded of what she had done to others to lose the freedom. She loved so much and to be remembered forever as the most evil woman. In the UK. Thanks
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on Female Criminals
"Pals that my Raghad held John down while Ian had raped and strangled him will never truly know what happened out on the moors that night. But the end result was the same. My Raghad allowed a child killer to continue killing as Tober nineteen sixty five gave way to November the already chilly, Manchester autumn gave way to a cold merciless winter additional searches for bodies. Had to be called off due to snow. Myra in Ian, Rowe constantly to each other while they awaited trial. They were even allowed occasional visits together. During one of these visits in proposed Myra told her mother, it was the happiest moment of her life until her lawyer reminded her that spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other. Their marriage was only a ploy to cripple the prosecution's case Myra, however, refused to believe that Ian was trying to use her. On April nineteenth nineteen sixty six Myra and Ian, HS fourteen day trial began reporters and news, crews crowded, the courthouse steps hoping to be led inside for what they believed would be a carnival sideshow of trial to make matters even crazier, right? As the trial began the prosecutions, most solid witness David Smith was discovered to have been profiting off my rut and Ian in pending trial. He had signed a contract with a tabloid to give his exclusive story to them once Myra and Ian had been convicted and every time Myra Indian were brought to the courthouse. They had to pass through throngs of people demanding that they be hung. But England had put an end to capital punishment in nineteen sixty five on the exact day. Myra Hindley had been arrested for her part in Edward Evans slaying. And while the masses screamed for her head on a spike those who thought they. New Myra who had grown up with her in Manchester found her charges incomprehensible after Myra was arrested. Her mother had even gone so far as to disown her other daughter, Maureen for helping the police arrest Myra, especially when she learned of David's attempt to profit from Myers conviction Myra, and he and watched the trial from within a bulletproof glass box in the courtroom. Both pleaded not guilty to all charges. Maureen was called in to testify. I she spoke for hours of the negative influence. Ian Brady had had on her sister. Myra had become cold toward people cold toward her religion, impressionable and secretive David Smith came next. He was the prosecution's key witness and spoke for a full day and a half of what he had seen and heard on the night of Edward Evans. Brutal murder. Ian and Myra. Also, both testified under intense questioning. Ng e and finally admitted that he had been the one to strike Edward with the axe. Not David Smith Myra, however, kept her mouth shut as she could. Her defense always seemed to be that she was elsewhere during critical moments when Edward died. She said she had been in the kitchen, she had only helped clean when she was told to as the questions turned to Leslie Ann Downey's murderer Myra again claimed she was elsewhere when Leslie Ann had been photographed in pornographic positions. She had been downstairs, and when the little girl had been strangled. She had been filling the bathtub with water. There's no doubt she was hoping to avoid the harsher penalties of murder and sexual assault by blaming everything on, Ian. But there was one piece of evidence. Neither of them. Could explain away the tape recording of what they had done to Leslie Ann after this will hear Myers downfall. Now back to the story. Myra Hindley and Ian Brady's trial for three child murders in nineteen sixty five caused one of the largest press frenzies in England's history every piece of testimony revealed more and more of the cruelty and depravity that had ruled their relationship for three years, and there was still one more piece of evidence to reveal in the case against the sadistic duo, the sixteen minute audio tape of their rape and torture of ten year old Lesley, Ann Downey. Leslie and could be heard trying to negotiate with her captors at
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on Female Criminals
"Found in one of Meyer's prayer books. The suitcases contained nine pictures of naked little girl tied to a bed gagged with a scarf and the sixteen minute tape. Recording of what Ian and Myra had done to her. The girl was quickly identified as Lesley. Ann downey. The police were shocked not only by what they heard. But by what it meant for two years children had been disappearing in Manchester without hope of ever being found. Suddenly police had leads onto of them. John kilbride. And Lesley Ann Downey with such startling and damning evidence in hand. Police turn their attention to Saddleworth more. The more, however is a wild and barren landscape spongy from the Pete bog that covers its surface. Not only was Pete used as a naturally available heating resource almost everyone in Manchester at the time. It was often dug by hand giving anyone in excuse to be found digging. There it also meant that irregular land shapes and mounds were common. The more also stretches for thirty square miles. Ian, and my relandscaped photographs were too similar to vague for police to narrow their search, David and Maureen were little us here. Either. Even though they had picnicked on subtle worth more with Myra and Ian for years, they could only point out locations where they had gone together. Not where Ian might go alone in the end. It was an eleven year old neighbor named Pat Hodges who gave police. Clue they needed perversely Myra and Ian had routinely taken Pat Hodges out to play on the moors with them though. They had never assaulted her tried to kill her Pat showed the police the areas where Ian and Myra had taken her. Manchester. Police set out on October sixteenth nineteen sixty five to conduct the largest ground. Search in Saddleworth more history in one of the areas where Myra and Ian had taken Pat Hodges to play police spotted in arm-bone protruding from the soft peat the arm-bone belonged to ten year old, Leslie and Downey, Leslie ends mother was brought in to identify her body and her voice on the tape. Recording of Myra, and Ian assault the memory of her little girl's voice, pleading to be let go would haunt her until her death before the day was through Manchester. Police arranged for Myra and Ian to be brought before a judge separately. Both were charged with Leslie Ann Downey's murder to help police. Find other victims they examined ES photos. One showed my recrinching over the grave of one of their victims holding her dog puppet, though, the picture gave them a general idea. Of where the grave might be. They believed they could pinpoint the location if they knew how long ago, it had been taken which could be judged from how old puppet had been in the photograph of vet was brought into examine puppets teeth while under general anesthesia, they were able to determine the dogs age, but puppets, heart stopped during the procedure. When my relearned of puppets death. She lashed out at police calling the murderers and wrote to her mother saying that nothing in her life had ever heard her more on October twenty six nineteen sixty five police discovered. John Kilbride's body across a busy road from where they'd found. Lesley Anne down as grave John's body was clothed from the waist up his pants and underwear were beside him in the grave, a staple of crime scenes where the victims have been sexually abused. He had decomposed to the point that his parents could only identify him by his clothing police charge. Ian Brady with John's murder and charged Myra for housing in knowing full well that he had killed John throughout the police investigation. And during the trial Myra would continue to seem aloof confused and naive about what she was being charged with Myra insisted that Ian had taken John off onto the moors and return later for her help bearing him. But that she had no clue what had been done to the boy while Ian was alone with him. However, as we noted last week, Ian told reporters police and his prison pen pals
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on Female Criminals
"The world is full of leaders. Religious military activists heads of state many people look to these leaders for guidance. Some people reject them, but a small percentage want to kill them assassinations looks through the lens of both the target and the assassin and asks did the assassin achieve his or her underlying objective. And if so how did it change the world search for and subscribe to assassinations wherever you listen to podcasts. Due to the graphic nature of this episode. We advise extra caution for our listeners Myra Hindley crimes against children and young teenagers were particularly disturbing. As a warning. This episode includes descriptions and discussions of rape sadism pedophilia child abuse and child murder listener discretion is advised especially for listeners under thirteen. Between nineteen sixty three and nineteen sixty five children began disappearing across Manchester England, Pauline read, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, and Leslie and Downey vanished into thin air taken from the world by the sadistic rape. And torture duo, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley by nineteen sixty four Myra and Ian had become skilled child predators. They could lure children away from carnivals and busy markets without leaving a single witness in their week. She was the cheese, and he was the mouse trap Myra would win the children's trust and lead them to their tortured ends at Ian hand. However after they buried their fourth victim ten year old Lesley Ann, Ian, lost his lust for killing and for Myra. They had already raped and murdered four children and gotten away. With it. What more could they possibly do? How could they twist the knife deeper? How could they make the thrill bigger Myra Hindley and Ian Brady hatched depraved plan? They were going to murder their next victim before a live audience. Picture a murderer against her a thief. Did you picture a woman? We didn't think so society associates men with dangerous crimes, but what happens when the perpetrator is female every week. We examined the psychology motivations and atrocities of female criminals. Hi, I'm Sammy ni-, and I'm Vanessa Richardson. And you're listening to female criminals on the park cast network today. We'll take a look at the final murder of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady's killing career in the nineteen sixties. We'll discuss how they're terrible legacy has continued forever alive in British history. Thanks in part to what happened after my written Enes trial. If you wanna listen to any previous episodes, you can find them and all of par casts shows on your favorite podcast directory. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram as at par cast and on Twitter at par cast network. Many of you have asked how you can help the. Show if you enjoy the podcast the best way to help is to leave us a five star review. Last week, we dove deeply into the crimes and psychology of Myra Hindley and her lover Ian Brady by early nineteen sixty five twenty two year old Myra and Twenty-seven-year-old in Brady where at an impasse with their murderous hobby. Ian was bored and afraid he had already accomplished all he would in his life. He would later tell his prison pen pal that had begun to hate himself after Leslie Ann Downey's murder. Not because of the terrible things he and Myra had done to her. But because she had represented a pinnacle achievement for him. How could he ever top it Myra could sense Ian pulling away from her? She followed the public search for Lesley Ann Downey obsessively and brought snippets back to him. She hoped that celebrating the police's failure to find Leslie Ann would help them bond again, but it didn't work. Ian, only seemed happy when he spent time with David Smith. The husband of Myra sister, Maureen Ian, saw a lot of his. Younger radical self in David and David satisfied. Ian need for Atta ration-, Ian was in a way the men David aspired to be he often turned to, Ian for advice unaware that he had chosen a monster in human clothing, his mentor in July nineteen sixty five Maureen and David moved into a building near Myron 's home Myra arranged for all four of them to picnic on Saddleworth. Moore's any chance they could on one of these outings e Andrew David has long harbored fantasies of robbing a Bank David seemed as excited as Myra had been about the chance to make a life changing amount of money together. He and Myra began to plan their heist. But just as Ian had once tested Myra with the Bank robbery fantasy to see if she would go along with him on something darker and deadlier it also feels like Ian was testing David to eventually, Ian, boasted to David that he had killed and gotten away with it more than once though, we don't know the context of the conversation, we do know that my wrote about the incident in her journal later, David didn't believe in and dismissed Ian claims as drunken boasting, but telling David about what he had done seemed to real wakened something in Ian in their time alone. Myra started to notice aliens return to form he was upbeat excited and pensive he had something dark on his mind soon enough. She knew he would tell her what it was on October fifth nineteen sixty five e and hold Myra. It was time to kill again this time. However, they would let someone watch them kill. This person, Ian, hoped would become a sort of Prentiss this murder would also be different because Ian would lure their victim in this time. He already knew exactly who their victim would be a young man he had met during his brief break from Myra in nineteen sixty three when Ian had frequented Manchester's gay bars just as she had done before their previous murders. Myra set about collecting supplies and organizing the particulars. She wrapped the trunk of her car and plastic and gathered there knife lengths of cords and shovels together. On the off chance they were discovered. Myra also gathered all of the notes they had put together for their potential Bank robbery and hid them away. From the house around ten thirty pm on October sixth nineteen sixty five Myra dropped Ian off at Manchester, central railway station and waited while Ian win inside to look for a familiar face and spotted the teenager. He was looking for immediately seventeen. Eighteen year old Edward Evans and apprentice engineer at the railway station who had met while cruising Manchester's gay bars. The year before Edward was drinking at the stations bar when Ian clapped him on the back and sat
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
"So wanting to find a way to really help the homeless adenan leslie converted one of his carpet trucks into a mobile kitchen and they recruited family and friends and headed downtown to the streets of seattle to serve a hot meal to those in need now we have to remember tina this is back in 1990 and the ias of self jones was very limited and so denny also made available the use of his personal cell phone for individuals who wanted to connect with family and really wanted to have help getting off of the streets and becoming a self sufficient again and so over the years that program which still continues today has sent nearly 1500 men women and teenagers and back home and reunited them with their families uh so the phone home program was wonderful and it was the inception of mama's hands but tinian leslie were noticing that they were not seeing mothers with children on the streets they knew they were there but because of safety and security issues they weren't visible and they really wanted to find a way to reach l o and help these families in need and so a 1994 they opened the doors to the house of hope for her there are a oh i've i have been blessed to i spent time with both lesley ann downey and and you know a a story can actually be much longer when you have time to go through that story and i just you know the the idea of the the financial stress that they were going through at the time with five young children and living with appearance and offered any to come home with this uh this idea to you know to give so much back to people when they needed so much to take care of their own family is just an amazing story i'm and i encourage as an a lesser to to go check out the story in detail in the videos i'm on their website how do they get to other website for mama's hands and.
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
"Life and so wanting to find a way to really help the homeless a denny unless sleep converted one of his carpet trucks into a mobile kitchen and they recruited family and friends and headed downtown to the streets of seattle to serve a hot meal to those in need now we have to remember tina this is back in 1990 and the eyes of self phones was very limited and so danny also made available the use of his personal cell phone for individuals who wanted to connect with family and really wanted to have help getting off of the streets and becoming selfsufficient again and so over the years that program which still continues today has sent nearly 1500 men women and teenagers i'm back home and reunited them with their families uh so the phone home program was wonderful and it was the inception of mama's hands but it's any and leslie were noticing that they were not seeing mothers with children on the streets they knew they were there but because of safety and security issues they weren't visible and they really wanted to find a way to reach l o and help these families in need and so a 1994 they opened the doors to the house of hope her yeah and you know i've i have been blessed to a spent time with both lesley ann downey and and you're a story can actually be much longer when you have time to go through that story and i just you know the the idea of the the financial stress if they were going through at the time with five young children and living with appearance and offered any to come home with this uh this idea to you know to give so much back to people when they needed so much to take care of their own family is just amazing story i'm and i encourage as an a lesser to to go check out the story in detail in the videos i'm on their website how do they get two other website for mom his hands and house of hope yes you would just visit www dot mama's hans dot org and mama's a hands has a unique spelling so that's m a m m a s dot oh rg mama's hands dot org perfect and if you didn't have a penned a.
"lesley ann downey" Discussed on Politically Re-Active
"Access for the hands that built and shared and road and thought the bodies the burden work and strained to keep going the feat that walked ran jumped unbalanced the mines that dream than desired the haaretz that loved access also for all that's happening now and all that is still to come access for the women in homes and offices and feels in labs and classrooms who invent and transformed and build and create x is for all we don't know about the pass but x is also for the future ex marks the spot where we stand today what will you do to make the world radd pulled are fairly all into as the subject while the solder sunday right on let's talk about that i didn't realize that i just thought it was a thing was out there you sort of when you guys jumping on that and i'm looking at all day every day i and others on death with some with some friends and solidarity sunday's is a now nationwide network of feminist antiracist activist groups that are all over the country and we meet on the second sunday of every month in a mostly in homes but now people are starting to meet in like coffeeshops in all kinds of interesting places and we take political action on we were we started about a year and a half ago i started with my good friend lesley ann downey and we wanted to bring people together in person to take action kind of like.