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PostSubject: Ian Brady    Tue May 16, 2017 5:15 pm

The death of Ian Brady is something I had been anticipating for a while; I had pegged him to die this year. For those who don't know, he was one of the 'Moors murders' duo, along with Myra Hindley, who died in 2002. They killed five children aged between 10 and 17 in and around Manchester, England between 1963 and 1965, both being apprehended a day after their last killing. Brady had been wanting to die for a long time, having been force-fed since going on hunger strike in 1999. I have more of a predilection for mass shooters, but serial killers interest me to a lesser extent, and my interest in the latter is longer lasting; my interest in mass shooters only began in earnest last year, whereas I've been interested in serial killers since at least 2011. My interest in any given mass shooter or serial killer usually hinges on their intelligence and their 'success', or sometimes an element of mystery, hence my interest in Brady: he retained an element of mystery and ultimately 'won' by never revealing the location of the last body, although killing himself in 1965 would have been a greater victory, and his writings show that he was intelligent. His description of his killings as an 'existential exercise' is interesting.

Also, as I'm new to the forum, hello everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Brady    Tue May 16, 2017 5:56 pm

I have been walking over those moors a couple of times in the past.

I thought he'd have died way before he did due to his poor health. He can go rot with Myra now.
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Brady    Tue May 16, 2017 8:40 pm

Hmmmm... I really have mixed emotions. Have always been interested in Moors murder cases.

I did know that Brady was in poor health, so I am not surprised that he passed away. The only thing I am surprised of is that he lived so long.

I cannot feel sorry or mourn for him. Even if I do understand that he had a terrible life, this cannot justify these crimes and this manipulative behaviour.
I cannot understand what kind of satisfaction he had gotten by keeping this secret? This made me really upset. Mrs. Bennett died without knowing where his son's remains were - wasn't this horrible and painful enough for Brady? I cannot say anything else. I. Just. Don't. Understand. What. This. Was. Good. For.
Completely meaningless.

But I cannot understand this hatred either - checking the biggest news portals and comments on social media makes me think: what is this good for? He is dead, he cannot do bad or violent things any more, so there is no reason for more hatred or anger.
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