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Murder on the Moors

David Smith had witnessed a murder. He told police how his sister in law, Myra Hindley, had invited him in the night before to watch while her boyfriend, Ian Brady, was openly murdering a man in the living room. After the murder the couple laughed about the look on the victim’s face, and chit-chatted over tea with Smith about other murders they had committed.

Today in Crime History: A Witness Comes Forward in the Moors Murders

On October 7, 1965, David Smith told police he had witnessed a murder, that sister in law, Myra Hindley, had invited him in for some wine while her boyfriend, Ian Brady, was killing someone with an axe in the living room. Afterwards they laughed about the look on the victim’s face and chatted about the other murders.

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