Child Killer’s Bid for Release Rejected
Britain’s most notorious female prisoner lost her bid for freedom, as five law lords unanimously ruled that a life sentence was justified for her participation in murdering children. Myra Hindley, 57, has been in prison 35 years, convicted of helping her lover, Ian Brady, murder a 10-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy. She also was convicted as an accessory in a third killing and confessed to two other murders but was not prosecuted. Hindley’s lawyers argued that she was remorseful, that she had been dominated by Brady and that she had served an adequate sentence. Home Secretary Jack Straw has said that Hindley’s case will be subject to periodic review. Earlier this month, a judge rejected an appeal by the 62-year-old Brady that he be allowed to starve himself to death.