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Posted By: theleveller
16-May-17 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
"What did keeping Brady alive accomplish?"

A number of things, actually. While he was alive there was always a chance that he might disclose where Keith was buried. He spent his life in circumstances that can hardly have been easy, so his punishment was ongoing. It did not reduce our legal system and, by default, our society, to the role of judicial murderers.