By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:16 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 03:16 BST, 1 September 2019
Serial killer Ivan Milat has a 'bone crushing' handshake, obsessively reads legal books and once printed out labels reading 'Ivan is innocent' so he could plaster them on the walls in his jail.
The 74-year-old is languishing in the medical ward of Long Bay jail in Sydney as he undergoes his third round of chemotherapy.
Australia's most notorious serial killer has been in-and-out of hospital for the past few months after being diagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer.
Long Bay jail staff who knew Milat before his harrowing conviction in 1996 said he is now on his deathbed.
The 74-year-old is languishing in Long Bay jail's hospital in Sydney as he undergoes his third round of chemotherapy
Long Bay jail staff who knew Milat before his harrowing conviction in 1996 said he is now on his deathbed
After spending 25-years behind bars, Milat has sent a three-page handwritten letter to The Sun Herald maintaining his innocence.
He said his life in prison 'has been devoted wholly to prove my innocence...(and) the court judiciary who conspired to obscure the miscarriages of justice.'
'I am sure that you are aware of how cancer is, it's a grim finding and less than fifty per cent survive it and, I feel that the unpredictability of the effect of the treatment would overtake any commentary by me of it.
'It is in the hands of my carers (doctors etc) and of course, Our Lord in Heaven.'
This is not the first time Milat had written a letter proclaiming his innocence. Late last year, he