Robert Maudsley entered prison in 1974 for the murder of John Farrell. At 69 years old, and after committing three murders plus inside the prison, he was sent to a cell specially designed for him, in an underground floor.
The shocking story of his life and his crimes inspired the movie The silence of the inocentswhose main character is Hannibal Lecter, a murderer who enjoyed his crimes.
Maudsley’s life, abused in his childhood by his father, was guided by hatred, revenge, death and pain. today, birthday life sentence in a glass cell 5.5 meters long by 4.5 meters wide, and has windows through which officers watch the 23 hours that Robert spends there.
Over there it only has a chair and a table, and you can go out for an hour a day to exercise. Therefore, she wrote letters to ask that he be allowed to die.
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The tragic life of Robert Maudsley
Born in Toxteth, near Liverpool, Robert Maudsley had 11 siblings. They all suffered abuse from their parents. his dad was alcoholic; his mother addicted to cocaine.
most of his childhood spent it in orphanages, and every time he decided to go back to his parents, they abused him again.
“Our parents took us home and we were subjected to abuse almost every day. Almost always they beat us up and sent us to our room”, said Maudsley himself, who between the torments recounted between five and six beatings per dayor months locked in his room.
At 16, she managed to leave her parents’ custody and moved into a foster home in London, where started using drugs. Because of his addiction, he sometimes tried to take his own life, which led him to seek psychiatric help.
he claimed hear voices inside your head They told him to kill his parents. And he even said that if he had done it, the other murders would not have happened.
His first crime was that of John Farrell: he murdered him after showing him photos of children he himself had abused. The other crimes inside the prison were related to the pedophilia, child abuse and femicide.
He is in prison and asked for death several times
Spending so much time locked up, Robert Maudsley felt that living like this makes no sense. Made several orders so they let him die.
In 2003, he wrote another letter in which he said: “The prison authorities they see me as a problem and their solution has been to put me in solitary confinement and throw away the key, bury me alive in a concrete coffin. They don’t care if I’m angry or bad. They don’t know the answer and they don’t care as long as keep me out of sight and out of mind”.
He added: “My life alone is a long period of uninterrupted depression.” Even today, Maudsley continues locked in the underground cell.