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Ivan Milat was seen outside prison for the first time in more than a decade yesterday as he was transported from Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital back to prison.
Australia's most notorious serial killer was in hospital receiving treatment for cancer.
He was escorted out of the hospital, handcuffed to a wheelchair and looking much skinner and frailer than when he was locked up.
WATCH: Serial killer Ivan Milat is wheeled out of hospital to be transferred to Long Bay jail, where he'll likely spend his final days. #9News- Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) May 28, 2019
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Milat was responsible for the brutal, savage, violent and disgusting murders of seven backpackers between 1989 and 1993.
People close to Milat have told the Herald Sun that the serial killer only has months to live and that's prompted different responses from his family members.
His grandson Adrian has told the newspaper: "Mate I couldn't give the slightest fuck about that c**t or whether he lives or dies to be frank. Better off dead anyway and save the taxpayer some dinero."
That sounds like a pretty stock standard response from the family of the man who butchered seven innocent people - but it's a mixed bag when it comes to the Milat family.
Ivan's nephew Alistair Shipsey told the newspaper: "Mum says he's right on the ball, switched on. Mum says he's going real good, he's not dying. He doesn't want to die. He wants to clear his name."
Milat has maintained his innocence since day one and investigators were hoping they'd be able to get a deathbed confession from him about unsolved murders.
Clive Small, the former top cop who led the manhunt to find Milat told Channel 7 that confession looks doubtful.
"I don't believe that he will give a death bed confession because he will take the belief that he has beaten us, or been in charge the whole time, even up to his death because he hasn't confessed and he hasn't done what he was told or asked to do; that is, spell out his role in the murders," Mr Small told The Latest.
"I believe that, it's part of what kept him alive, kept him aggressive and kept him believing that he was in control.
"If Ivan had one ounce of decency in him, what he could do before he dies is confess to the crimes that he's committed. That includes those he's been convicted of - no doubt about his involvement in those murders - and perhaps a couple of others."
During his trial, Milat tried to argue that there was no evidence against him and blamed the rest of his family for the murders.
Two years later, on July 27, 1996, Milat was sentenced for the seven murders as well as the attempted murder and kidnapping of another victim. He was given a life sentence for each victim, which will run consecutively without the possibility of parole.
He has been taken back to prison where he will likely die.
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