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 Friday, 15 November, 2002, 19:51 GMT
Myra Hindley: Child Killer
Myra Hindley became a female icon of evil after she and her lover, Ian Brady, were found guilty of murdering and abusing children in the 1960s.


23 January 2003
Hindley wanted 'no resuscitation'

Greater Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean
Coroner Dr Peter Dean opened the inquest

Moors Murderer Myra Hindley asked doctors not to resuscitate her if she stopped breathing, an inquest is told. The 60-year-old was taken to hospital in November 2002 suffering from severe breathing difficulties.




20 November 2002
Moors murderer cremated

The coffin of Myra Hindley
No members of Hindley's family attended

The body of Myra Hindley is cremated following a private funeral in front of 12 friends. The public heeded police advice to stay away. However, there was one banner left at the crematorium entrance which read "Burn in hell".




16 November 2002
Body remains under police guard

A picture of Myra Hindley shortly after she met Ian Brady
A picture of Myra Hindley shortly after she met Ian Brady

Formalities are begun after the death of Moors murderer Myra Hindley, with the date of her funeral kept secret for security reasons. A post-mortem examination is held, a routine procedure for deaths in custody.




15 November 2002
Myra Hindley dies

The West Suffolk Hospital at Bury St. Edmunds
West Suffolk Hospital, where Hindley died

Moors murderer Myra Hindley dies in hospital after a chest infection following a suspected heart attack two weeks ago. The 60-year-old had received the last rites from a Catholic priest.








29 February 2000
Hindley: I wish I'd been hanged

Moors murderer Myra Hindley
Moors murderer Myra Hindley

Hindley tells a BBC documentary that she wishes she had been hanged for her crimes. The film features letters she wrote telling of her relationship with with Ian Brady.




13 January 2000
Hindley urges doctors 'let me die'

Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge
Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge

Hindley undergoes tests ahead of treatment for a potentially fatal cerebral aneurysm. She reportedly instructs her solicitors not to keep her alive artificially if an operation on her brain goes wrong.


5 November 1998
No hope of freedom

Former home secretary Jack Straw
Former home secretary Jack Straw

The Appeal Court upholds Home Secretary Jack Straw's ruling that life means life for Hindley. She claims she was blackmailed by Brady into taking part in the murders.


15 December 1994
Hindley to stay in prison

Myra Hindley
Myra Hindley in prison

Myra Hindley is told she will pay the full life tariff for her crimes and will never be released. She is informed by a letter from the prison service.


16 December 1986
Searching the moor

Police search Saddleworth Moor
Police search Saddleworth Moor

Hindley and Brady finally admitted killing Keith Bennett and Pauline Reade. Saddleworth Moor was sealed off while police tried to pinpoint the graves of the two children.


6 May 1966
Myra convicted of murder

Outside the Old Bailey in London
Outside the Old Bailey in London

Hindley is convicted of killing two children and shielding her lover, Ian Brady, over another murder. She was given a life sentence and an additional seven years. Hindley later confessed to two further killings on Saddleworth Moor.




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