The death rattle is part of the dying process Image: Getty Images Get the biggest daily news stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Doctors have revealed that dying people make a predictable noise which happens in the last few hours. The death rattle occurs as part of the dying process when people are no longer be able to swallow, cough, or otherwise clear saliva and mucus from the back of their throat. According to a report in Medical News Today the sound varies.
The Telegraph reported at the time: "For its 16 minutes, the people in the courtroom sat still and silent.
The victims of moors murderer Ian Brady, who has died in hospital. At one stage the girl said she was called Lesley Ann. The man said he wanted to take some photographs.
Ian Brady in police custody prior to a court appearance, when he was charged with the murder of 10 year-old Lesley Ann Downey on October 22 Credit: Popperfoto As the jury had been warned, some passages were harrowing. The phrases "Let me go" and "Please" were audible, and also "Don't undress me, will you?
At one point there was a blowing sound into the microphone and a child screaming: "Don't" and "Mum, ah". Oh followed by scream - Help followed by gurgling noise.
Woman: "Sit down and be quiet" Man Brady : "Go on.
I will hit you one. I must tell you summat. Take your hands off me for a minute, please… Please, mum, please - I cannot tell you.
I cannot breathe…Please God …Why? What are you going to do with me? I will swear on the Bible… I have got to go because I am going out with my Mama. Please, please help me, will you. Suddenly a child's scream and a cry filled the room.
She told Sir Elwyn in cross-examination that she had put her hands over her ears to cover the noise of Edward's death from Brady's hatchet blows.
Sir Elwyn: "This court has heard of another scream, more than one, in a room where you were? I didn't.
I have no defence for that. No defence. It was indefensible.