The family of Ivan Milat (depicted in prison vegetables) are furious after corrective services refused to pay for the serial killer cremation
Ivan Milat's family is fuming about Corrective Services' refusal to pay for the serial killer cremation, leading to an incredible stalemate that could last for months.
The backpacker murderer died in the Long Bay Jail hospital on Sunday morning after having been diagnosed with throat and stomach cancer in May.
He wrote a one-page letter to his brother Bill and sister-in-law Carol on Thursday with instructions to seal it until his death.
& # 39; Please do not pay for my funeral services or contribute in any way, & # 39; Milat wrote.
& # 39; I have informed the Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW of my wishes. & # 39;
Bill, his brother & # 39; Mac & # 39; , vowed to honor the dying wishes of his brother or sister and said that he would not pay a penny & # 39 ;.
He also claimed that the Long Bay prison chaplain would arrange the arrangements on behalf of the family.
The backpacker killer (photo) died after being diagnosed with throat and stomach cancer
& # 39; The $ 2000 to be contributed by Correctives would cover the cremation. But because of all the media coverage and public outrage, that won't happen again, & # 39; Bill The told Sydney Morning Herald.
& # 39; Mac's last wishes were that we pay nothing, so we stick to it and that's it. & # 39;
& # 39; So I said (Corrective Services) when they end up at the Coroner's Court, put him in the car and take him back to Long Bay and they can decide what they want to do … It's up to you. & # 39;
But a Corrective Services spokeswoman said & under no circumstances & # 39; that the department would pay the bill for the condemned murderer's funeral.
Milat (photo) wrote a one-page letter to his brother, Bill, to be opened after his death
& # 39; Please do not pay for my funeral services or contribute in any way, & # 39; Milat wrote in the letter (right) to his brother, Bill (left), who promised to honor the murderer's wishes
& # 39; In some cases, Corrective Services NSW can provide families of prisoners who have died in custody with a grant that is paid to the funeral director to help with funeral expenses, & # 39; said the spokeswoman.
& # 39; That will certainly not happen in this case. & # 39;
Corrections Minister Anthony Roberts on Tuesday repeated that message.
& # 39; Hell will freeze before Corrections pays a penny for Ivan Milat's funeral, & # 39; Roberts said to 2GB Radio.
& # 39; His body remains on ice until the family cancels money or can tell NSW Police where the bodies are buried, & # 39; said Roberts.
Milat's funeral faces a long delay because his family not only intends to honor his last wishes, but insists he is innocent.
Detectives interviewed Milat eight times in prison and in the hospital in the weeks before he died (photo)
His cousin Alistair Shipsey (right) demanded that the government pay for the funeral, but Correction Minister Anthony Roberts (left) said it would not happen
His cousin Alistair Shipsey demanded that the government pay, claiming that his uncle was imprisoned improperly and & # 39; deprived him of his life & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The government has spent $ 20 million to frame Ivan and they are worried about $ 2,000 to bury him, they destroyed his life and took it away from us, & # 39; he said.
Milat was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences in 1996 for killing seven backpackers whose bodies were found in makeshift graves in the Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s.
He is suspected of having committed many more murders, including the murder of at least three people whose bodies were found in three other forests between 1971 and 1991.
Milat (photo) was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences in 1996 for murdering seven backpackers in the Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s
But he told investigators that he could not tell them about the deaths of three women in the Newcastle area.
Detectives interviewed Milat eight times in prison and the hospital in the weeks before he died, the Nine Network reported on Monday.
& # 39; You can put a flash in my ears or eyes or whatever and … I can't help you, & # 39; Milat told detectives and said there was no evidence against him.
THE FINAL LETTER OF IVAN MILAT
Hello and maybe everything is fine with you and your family. Things are quite skewed with me, but while I would like you to know that years ago you were nominated by CS NSW as my surviving contact person, that is Corrective Services New South Wales.
Because of my health problems, I wish to leave you everything I have. All funds, funds on my prison account and assets of all other assets, legal and procedural and objection revision documents that are in the possession of Corrective Services NSW on my behalf. Above all, I ask William (address) that I thank you for this.
I realize and am aware that this letter may not be my legal will and will in my opinion. CS NSW Government Services and possible procedures, I believe. But I hope that this letter clearly shows my intentions and wishes that you will receive Bill my funds and legal documents.
Keep this letter to show your lawyer that you are the only beneficiary. Please do not pay for my funeral services or contribute in any way. CS NSW to finance it all. A funeral of paupers or whatever is appropriate. I have assured the NSW CS Commissioner of my wishes.
I am innocent of the crimes that have been convicted.
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