Following reports that convicted serial killer Ivan Milat had been transferred from the high-risk supermax prison in Goulburn to Sydney‘s Prince of Wales Hospital, it’s now known that Milat is undergoing tests for organ failure linked to years of hunger strikes.

A source has told the ABC that due to a series of hunger strikes over the last decade, the 74-year-old’s body has deteriorated, and he has experienced “severe weight loss” to the point where he is now being assessed for geriatric anorexia. The ABC has reported that he has lost around 20kgs.

The ABC also reported that NSW Corrective Services searched Milat before he exited the Goulburn Correctional Centre, and will be searched again upon his re-entry. The statement also said that Corrective Services predict Milat will return to the maximum security prison in a few days and that he is being restrained for the entire time he is being examined in the hospital in Randwick.

He was last transferred to a hospital back in 2009 after he cut his own finger off with the intent to mail it to the High Court.

Milat is currently serving seven consecutive life sentences for the abduction and brutal murder of seven young backpackers between 1989 and 1993, which he was convicted of in July 1996.

Source: ABC News
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