Ivan Milat Hospitalised For Possible Organ Failure
Infamous serial killer Ivan Milat has been transferred from Goulburn Supermax to hospital for medical attention.
The 74-year-old killer has been transferred to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick for medical procedures believed to be addressing organ failure related to geriatric anorexia.
Milat was transferred to the hospital on Monday afternoon and is being held in a secure section of the hospital for treatment.
NSW Corrective Services told 10 daily that Milat had been transferred in a high-security operation for a 'diagnostic procedure'.
Citing a source close to the family, the ABC reports Milat has lost 20 kilograms in recent months, and is currently being assessed for possible organ failure linked to geriatric anorexia. The serial killer has participated in a number of hunger strikes in recent years.
Milat was convicted in 1996 for killing seven backpackers over a three-year period in the early 90s.
Since his conviction, Milat has proved to be a problematic prisoner: in 2009 he lost the little finger on his left hand after he amputated it with a plastic knife.
Milat allegedly handed the finger to prison guards inside an envelope padded with newspaper and addressed to the High Court of Australia as a form of protest.
Milat also staged a nine-day hunger strike in 2011 after being refused permission to play Playstation games in his prison cell.