Peter Sutcliffe, who terrorized Yorkshire in the 1970s and 1980s, was haunted by thoughts of his death during his last days, it has emerged.
The Yorkshire Ripper killed at least 13 women and attacked many more, but when he died on Friday, his thoughts were all about himself – and not those whose lives he had stolen, it has been reported.
In his final moments, Sutcliffe showed no regrets for his sickening crimes and remained selfish until his last breath, reports HullLive.
According to The mirror, The 74-year-old spoke briefly while gasping for breath as he was taken to hospital after contracting the coronavirus.
When he was taken to the hospital, he reportedly said, “I’m not going to make it, I’m not coming back, I’m sorry, I’m ready to go.”
Sources at Frankland Prison in Co Durham, where he was held, said he suffered in his final months during the last months of his life.
One of them said: “He used to complain that he wasn’t feeling well and was considered a hypochondriac, but with Covid-19 he was followed more closely.
“He never really spoke about the murders or his past life, I would even say he was in denial. He was obsessed with his own death and worried about what people would say about him after he passed away.”
Sutcliffe’s health has deteriorated in recent months, and he wrote a will detailing his meager belongings, including his sunglasses, pens, a baseball cap, hats and slippers.
His cell was also full of stacks of creepy letters from pen buddies, including women who became obsessed with him.
The source added, “Many of us who knew him believe he enjoyed the fame, he was certainly demanding enough to think he needed special treatment.
He also suffered from nightmares that seem to get worse as his health deteriorates. In October, he became more convinced that he was going to get Covid and die. It was almost an obsession.
“He was an old man with many medical problems. He groaned a lot, especially during the pandemic.”
He died at University Hospital of North Durham on Friday.
Neil Jackson, 62, whose mother Emily, 42, was stabbed 52 times by Sutcliffe in Leeds in 1976, said: “He should have been hanged 40 years ago. He has had this sweet life in prison while we had to serve a life. sense.
He never showed sympathy or remorse. He enjoyed being infamous. I’m not surprised he was full of self-pity and complained to the end. ‘
Tracy Browne, 59, who left Sutcliffe for dead in Silsden, West Yorks, when she was 14 in August 1975, added, “Even hell is too good for him.”