Cancer-stricken killer who butchered women got wish ‘to die in Monster Mansion’

A cancer-stricken killer who butchered two women got his wish ‘to die in Monster Mansion’ – housing some of Britain’s most evil men, a new report has revealed.

Psychopath John Nixon was jailed for life twice for killing the women decades apart.

He died in HMP Frankland last November months after his cancer diagnosis, reports Chronicle Live.

He had refused treatment and "said that he wanted to die in prison."

Nixon was serving life after stabbing 23-year-old sex worker Carolyn Porter over 50 times in 2005.

The murder was committed while out on licence after he stabbed Barbara Lane to death in her County Durham home in 1979.

A new report into his death has praised the care he received at the Category A County Durham jail – dubbed ‘monster mansion’.

Among the 844 inmates are Ian Huntley and ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ Peter Sutcliffe.

Nixon, 60, was diagnosed last June with oesophageal cancer and liver metastases after a doctor noticed swelling.

"From July 2017, Mr Nixon told staff that he did not want any treatment," states a Prisons and Probation Ombudsman report.

"Healthcare staff treated Mr Nixon palliatively, focusing on his symptoms and pain management.

"When Mr Nixon’s condition deteriorated, he moved to the healthcare unit at HMP Frankland, where he died on 16 November."

The murderer was plagued with ill-health, suffering diabetes psychosis and hepatitis C yet declined any treatement.

"He found attending the healthcare department triggered severe anxiety for him and he frequently opted out of treatment, despite healthcare staff telling him the possible consequences.

"In February 2016, Mr Nixon wrote to the healthcare department and said that he did not want any further appointments. He voluntarily stopped his diabetes treatment."

But after telling a nurse he needed time to consider his option, he again refused treatment.

"On 25 July, Mr Nixon discussed his decision with specialist palliative care staff and they told him that without treatment his prognosis was three to twelve months," adds the newly published report.

"Mr Nixon wrote again on 4 August to the healthcare department and said that he had decided to refuse treatment.

"Mr Nixon said he did not want anyone to resuscitate him if his heart or breathing stopped and signed an order to that effect."

His eventual death, the coroner ruled, was from pneumonia due to oesophageal cancer.

But staff were praised for offering "excellent support and treatment".

The ombudsman stated after Nixon’s diagnosis, he may have been eligible for release on compassionate grounds on medical reasons.

"This is usually when they have a terminal illness and a life expectancy of less than three months," adds the report.

"Prison staff discussed the possibility of compassionate release with Mr Nixon. He said that he wanted to die in prison."

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