On Monday afternoon, Australia’s most notorious serial killer, Ivan Milat, was transferred from NSW’s highest security prison Goulburn Correctional Centre to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
The 74-year-old – who murdered seven backpackers whose bodies were found in makeshift graves in NSW’s Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s – is currently being held in a secure annex of the hospital where inmates are treated.
On Wednesday, 7News reported that the convicted killer is in the advanced stages of cancer and would not be returning to Goulburn supermax prison. He will likely be transferred to Long Bay Jail Hospital, where he’ll spend the remaining time of his life.
It was earlier reported that Milat was being treated for health problems connected to extreme weight loss. A source close to the Milat family told ABC News that Milat recently lost 20 kilograms and is being assessed for potential organ failure linked to geriatric anorexia.
According to Corrective Services commissioner Peter Severin, the transfer of Milat to the Prince of Wales Hospital was done in the "most secure and safe way possible".
He will wear at least one form of restraint – handcuff or ankle cuffs – during medical treatment, subject to medical requirements.
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