The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between 1963 and 1965, in and around Manchester, England. Their victims were five children aged between 10 and 17.

When Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were caught, they both pleaded not guilty and both gave evidence in their defence. This was a reflection of their arrogance and belief that they could actually get away with these crimes. Within just two hours a jury found Brady guilty of all three murders and Hindley guilty of two. As the death penalty for murder had been abolished while Brady and Hindley were held on remand, the judge passed the only sentence that the law allowed: life imprisonment. Brady was sentenced to three concurrent life sentences and Hindley was given two, plus a concurrent seven-year term for harbouring Brady in the knowledge that he had murdered John Kilbride.

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