Anti Capital Punishment
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady: Suspected of killing other children
1966: Moors murderers jailed for life
Hindley, 23, was sentenced to two concurrent life sentences for the murder of Edward Evans and Lesley Ann Downey and found not guilty of the killing of John Kilbride. The bodies of the three children were found on Saddleworth Moor in the Pennines seven months ago.
The judge praised the "utmost skill and thoroughness" of the police working on the case. They had discovered a left-luggage ticket in Hindley's communion prayer book. This led them to a suitcase containing pornographic photographs and tapes that proved to be valuable evidence against the pair. One of the photos showed Hindley posing with her dog at what turned out to be the site of John Kilbride's grave.
The Home Office has said that anyone sentenced to life imprisonment is liable to be held for the whole of his or her natural life but the Home Secretary could release a prisoner on licence. Two children believed to be victims of Brady and Hindley - Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett - are still missing.
Both Brady and Hindley were taken back to the moors, separately, in the 1980s, when Greater Manchester Police began a new search for bodies.
They discovered the remains of Pauline Reade in 1987 but failed to find any trace of Keith Bennett's grave.
Ian Brady has been on hunger strike at high-security Ashworth psychiatric hospital since October 1999.
The High Court in London rejected his appeal for "the right to die" in April 2001. Later that year American publishers controversially released a book by Brady analysing serial killers.
Myra Hindley's original 30-year sentence expired in 1996 and she has tried to win her release since then. But successive home secretaries have ruled that "life should mean life".
Hindley's last appeal for freedom failed in the House of Lords in March 2000.
She died on 15 November 2002 from a severe chest infection aged 60.