posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 07:00 AM
I think this is the correct forum but please feel free to move it if not
We in the UK have a child killer in prison, he is pretty notorious and has asked for the right to die.
Firstly some background
The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around what is now Greater Manchester,
England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17—Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans—at
least four of whom were sexually assaulted. The murders are so named because two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor; a
third grave was discovered on the moor in 1987, more than 20 years after Brady and Hindley's trial in 1966. The body of a fourth victim, Keith
Bennett, is also suspected to be buried there, but despite repeated searches it remains undiscovered.
No doubt had we still had the death penalty both Brady and Hindley would have been hung, and rightly so IMHO.
In 1999 Brady started a hunger strike and has been force fed by a tube ever since
Ironically he suffered a seizure and couldn't attend court via video link, so the judge ruled that he was not well enough to go ahead with the
Today the judge who had been due to hear his application ruled that Brady was not well enough to go ahead with the hearing following a seizure and
fall at Ashworth earlier this week.
Quite the conundrum isn't it.
48 years ago people were baying for his blood, today what should we do ?
Let him starve to death and give him his wish, and the wish of the public nearly 1/2 a century ago ?
Or force him to live and suffer ?
What would you choose ?
I'm still undecided but thought it a good topic to debate