01 January - Sadistic serial killer and child rapist Fred West kills himself

On this day in 1995, Fred West, notorious British murderer and rapist took his own life at Winston Green Prison, Birmingham. Awaiting trial for a catalogue of brutal crimes often carried out against minors and his own family with the help of his second wife Rose, West hanged himself in his prison cell using his own bed sheets knotted together into a rope. He was facing a lifetime in prison when he killed himself...Read the full Fred West Crime File.

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