Ian Brady, who, along with lover and partner-in-crime Myra Hindley, committed the horrifying Moors Murders in the ’60s, is serving three life sentences for the cold-blooded torture, sexual assault, and murder of five children.
Brady, now 78 years old, has claimed to be not eating in an effort to end his own life — for the past 17 years. However, a source from Ashworth Hospital, the maximum-security facility where he resides, claims that Brady is in fact, eating on his own.
Even though Brady is routinely fed a liquid nitrogen mix through a tube, which he claims is done against his will, an insider says that it’s all for show. The source states that Brady often eats three meals a day, and simply removes his feeding tube while he makes toast every morning. He’s also said to enjoy sandwiches and snacks on regular basis.
Back in 2013, Mark Sheppard, a charge nurse at Ashworth’s psychiatric facility, claimed, “We make food available for Ian every evening, which we know he takes. The reality is, we know Ian makes himself toast every morning. I would say most days we observe Ian eating.” In addition, it’s known that he’s regularly given boiling water by nurses, which he uses to make meals such as instant soup packets.
In a recent court tribunal at which Brady unsuccessfully attempted to prove his sanity so that he could be transferred from the hospital to a regular prison, he inferred that he would attempt to end his own life.
It’s not known why Brady, who has claimed the “right to die” and the desire to starve himself to death, would be continuing to eat.