Ivan Milat's family prepare to say their goodbyes in 'final hospital visit' after being warned terminally ill backpacker killer is 'taking his final breaths'
The backpacker killer, 74, was rushed to Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital from Long Bay prison last week where he has been having chemotherapy. Brother Bill and his partner Carol, are scheduled to visit Milat in hospital today after being warned he is 'gravely ill and taking his last breaths'.'If he's taking his last breaths we want to be there, we want to say goodbye,' Bill Milat told The Illawarra Mercury.
Ivan Milat ' s victims British friends Joanne Walters (top right) and Caroline Clarke (bottom right), Melbourne couple Deborah Everist (top centre) and James Gibson (top left), German Simone Schmidl (bottom centre) and German couple Anja Habschied and Gabor "He just said to me ' bloody beauty '.
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The families of Ivan Milat's victims feel his death will allow them to move on with their lives.
He was 74.
After Nine senior crime reporter Simon Bouda received the news this morning, he spoke with Ian Clarke, the father of British backpacker Caroline Clarke, 21, who was murdered by Milat in 1992 with her friend Joanne Walters, 22.
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Milat had been undergoing chemotherapy since first being diagnosed in May. The former road worker was sentenced in 1996 to seven consecutive life sentences for murdering seven backpackers whose bodies were found ' Bloody beauty ': Families of Ivan Milat ' s victims relieved at serial killer's death.
Milat was arrested on firearms charges and charged with the murders on May 30. As for the investigation into Kaaspercheck’ s potential involvement in the Belanglo murders, the woman claims the police never followed up. “It didn’t fit their theory as far as framing Ivan Milat —so they left him right
"He didn't know and he said, 'Simon no matter how Christian one might be you can't help but be glad that this has happened'," Bouda said.
He has also spoken with Tim Everist, the brother of Deborah Everist, a 19-year-old woman from Melbourne who went missing with 19-year-old James Gibson in 1989 before their bodies were found in Belanglo in 1993.
"He just said to me 'bloody beauty'. He was very, very, happy," Bouda said.
"I think what they see it as is the end of a chapter, they can now move on and continue with their lives."
In total, Milat was convicted of slaying seven young travellers between 1989 and 1993 - Clarke, Walters, Everist and Gibson as well as Germans Simone Schmidl, Anja Habschied and Gabor Neugebauer.
"He brought so much evil into people's lives… I think the common reaction is just good riddance," Bouda said.
Milat 'took the coward's way out' in staying silent before death .
‘The Missing’ Podcast host Meni Caroutas says infamous serial killer Ivan Milat “took the coward’s way out” in refusing to confess to his crimes leading up to his Sunday death. “I hope Australians remember Ivan Milat as the coward that he was,” Mr Caroutas said. “He went to the grave with his deadly secrets”. He said Milat may have convinced himself that he was innocent, citing reports the deceased murderer repeatedly said so in his cell. “He actually convinced himself that he was innocent of the crimes, despite the overwhelming evidence,” Mr Caroutas said.