Notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen spent his final hours in ‘excruciating pain’ and mendacity in his personal filth earlier than dying behind bars.
Nilsen, 72, was 34 years right into a life sentence earlier than his demise at HMP Full Sutton final May.
An inquest at Hull Coroner’s Court was informed he suffered a ruptured stomach aortic aneurysm inflicting huge inner bleeding.
Despite profitable emergency surgical procedure Nilsen died on May 12 having been unable to deal with the blood loss and stress of the prolonged surgical procedure.
Known because the Muswell Hill Murderer, he is believed to have killed as many as 15 males, most of them homosexuals, after luring them again to his north London house.
During his killing spree in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Nilsen would befriend his victims in pubs and bars in London earlier than bringing them into his flat.
After killing them, both by strangling or drowning, he would bathe, costume and sit with their corpses, typically finishing up intercourse acts with them, earlier than dismembering the our bodies.
His crimes had been found by likelihood when a drain outdoors his house on Cranley Gardens grew to become clogged with human stays he had tried to flush away.
Nilsen was jailed for all times in 1983 with a suggestion he serve a minimal of 25 years on six counts of homicide and two of tried homicide.
The sentence was later upgraded to a whole-life tariff.
Nilsen’s medical explanation for demise was given as a pulmonary embolism and retroperitoneal haemorrhage, linked to the ruptured aneurysm.
Coroner Paul Marks recorded his verdict merely as: ‘Dennis Andrew Nilsen died of natural causes.’
The coroner mentioned: ‘Although he would not often talk to staff and he did not appear to have any close inmates or associates, he got on well and appeared to be a good prisoner.’
Suzanne Birch, a jail officer, mentioned Nilsen would spend his time wandering across the wing and typing letters on his typewriter.
‘He had no close friends that he would talk to in the prison,’ she added.
Recalling the morning he was taken in poor health, Ms Birch mentioned: ‘His cell bell sounded, he had never used it in the time I’d been working there.
‘He was hunched over and said he was in excruciating pain in his stomach.’
His situation was not initially deemed severe sufficient to ship him to hospital and he returned to his cell.
But paramedics had been known as at 5pm. They discovered him wanting ashen-faced and found a ‘pulsing abdominal mass’.
It additionally said that Nilsen had been left to ‘lay in his own faeces, deteriorating for two-and-a-half hours’ after rejecting the chance to be seen for longer in the healthcare wing on the morning of May 10 final yr.
Lisa Noble, the pinnacle of healthcare at Full Sutton, mentioned Nilsen had been reluctant to interact beforehand with healthcare assistants in the jail.
‘He did not particularly like healthcare, and he did not particularly like healthcare staff,’ she informed the day-long listening to.
The inquest heard how, like all males over the age of 65, Nilsen was supplied an stomach aortic aneurysm screening on the NHS, however turned it down.
Professor Marks was informed how the possibilities of the aneurysm being deadly would have been considerably lowered had it been found at a screening earlier than it had ruptured.