Infamous serial killer Ivan Milat has just “a couple of week to live”, his nephew Alistair Shipsey has said.
The 74-year-old – who in recent weeks reportedly lost around 20kgs – was transferred from Goulburn’s Supermax Jail to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney on Monday. There, he underwent a series of tests on lumps in his throat and stomach.
Milat has since been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the oesophagus and stomach.
“It’s very bad,” Shipsey told 10 News First on Thursday evening. “I’ve been told he only has a couple of weeks to live.”
The ABC reports Milat will not return to Goulburn but will most likely be transferred to Long Bay Prison Hospital.
NSW Police Minister David Elliot said Milat should “do one last honourable thing on his deathbed” and confess to his crimes. Shipsey, who believes his uncle is innocent, said there will be no deathbed confession.
In 1996, Milat was convicted of the seven “Backpacker Murders” which took place between 1989 and 1993. For his crimes, Milat was handed seven consecutive life sentences.