Ivan Milat (photo) wrote a one-page letter to his brother Bill two days before his death on Thursday
Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat demanded that the government pay for his funeral in a letter written down a few days before his death.
Milat wrote a one-page letter to his brother Bill and sister-in-law Carol on Thursday with instructions to seal it until his death.
The backpacker killer died in Long Bay prison on Sunday morning after being diagnosed with esophageal and stomach cancer in May.
In the letter, Milat asks that his possessions and legal documents be transferred to his family, Network Ten reported on Monday.
& # 39; Please do not pay for my funeral services or contribute in any way & # 39 ;, wrote the 74-year-old.
& # 39; Corrective Services NSW to finance it all – a poor man's funeral or whatever. & # 39;
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.
Bill Milat said to Ten on Monday: & # 39; It is the taxpayer who has placed him there (prison), so the taxpayer must pay. Corrective Services had it all that time, so Corrective Services can pay the bill. & # 39;
Ivan Milat signed the letter with his name and a small image of a figure with a halo above the word & # 39; innocent & # 39 ;.
The letter was addressed to his brother Bill (pictured with the letter) and sister-in-law Carol with instructions for sealing until his death
Ivan Milat signed the letter with his name and a small image of a figure with a halo above the word & # 39; innocent & # 39; (photo)
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.
Bill, who has always maintained his brother's innocence, told it 10 daily he was sorry that the young backpackers had died.
& # 39; I am very sorry that these people have lost their loved ones, you have to feel for them, they are children and children should have the right to roam around the country without being bothered or arrested. I just hope this doesn't happen anymore. & # 39;
He also said that the family would not have a private funeral or bury Milat, but that he would be cremated and scattered.
& # 39; Have a funeral and every cook in the land will be there – if he were to be buried, they would defile the grave and make a mess of it. & # 39;
Corrective Services said on Monday that the commissioner had not received any recent correspondence from Milat.
& # 39; Corrective Services NSW will under no circumstances pay for this funeral, & # 39; said a spokeswoman.
Bill Milat (left) has always maintained the innocence of his brother. Boris Milat (right) is the only one of the Milat family who speaks out against Ivan
Another brother of Milat says the convicted murderer was angry & to the last detail & # 39 ;.
Boris Milat is the only one of the Milat family who speaks out against Ivan.
& # 39; I am absolutely ashamed to be a Milat & # 39 ;, Boris Milat told the Nine Network.
& # 39; For me, he died a long time ago … he's nothing but an evil killer. & # 39;
But most of Ivan's relatives don't believe he's a serial killer.
& # 39; They deny he killed anyone. They say the police made it all up, & Boris Milat said
& # 39; I'm putting it on the family now, these bastards hate my guts because I'm the only one speaking … I just want the truth out there. & # 39;
Ivan Milat (photo) is suspected of many more murders than those for which he was convicted
Milat is suspected of many more murders than those for which he was convicted – murders he denied, but despite the efforts of detectives to confess him.
These included the murders of at least three people whose bodies were found in three other forests between 1971 and 1991.
Former detective Clive Small, who led the NSW police investigation into the murders of backpackers, believes that Ivan Milat thwarted the police for his & # 39; power & # 39; to keep.
& # 39; Ivan, who had information that he knew others didn't, he saw as the boss or boss about the situation, & he told 2GB radio.
& # 39; I think he believed that once he provided that information, he would no longer have the power. & # 39;
The content of the letter came just after the last hair-raising interviews between Milat and police were released (photo)
The contents of the letter came just after the last hair-raising interviews between Milat and police were released.
In an attempt to close the families of his victims, detectives tried repeatedly to make him confess in the hours before his painful death from throat and stomach cancer on Sunday in Sydney's Long Bay prison – but Milat did not give anything away.
The police had kept silent about the content of the interviews and the tactics they used until they were revealed on Monday.
Speaking of the unsolved murders that the police suspected, Milat said: & You could blow me with a burner and I still couldn't tell you a word about one of those missing people. & # 39;
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