Daughter of serial killer couple, Fred and Rosemary West, speaks out about living with her parents in Britain's 'House of Horrors'
Mae West revealed how she was traumatized after finding out what her parents had done and hoped her mother makes a deathbed confession
Mae West, the daughter of serial killer couple Fred and Rose West, has come forward and spoken about her childhood living in Britain's 'House of Horrors' in her new memoir titled 'Love as always, Mum'. She revealed how she was left traumatized after finding out what her parents had done in the Gloucester home. She had eventually stopped talking to her mother for not giving her "straight answers" about the role she played in the murders.
Rose was convicted in 1995 of 10 murders and Fred confessed to 12 murders before he was sent to prison. Shortly before he hanged himself, he confessed to murdering up to 30 victims. Authorities discovered the bodies of nine victims, including their daughter Heather West, in the cellar and the backyard of the family's home in Gloucester.
According to The Sun, authorities had uncovered that the perverted couple would either pick up or kidnap girls from bus stops located around Gloucester before keeping them prisoner, torturing them for days and killing them. The horrid crimes started coming to light when, in 1992, Fred was accused of raping their 13-year-old daughter and Rose got arrested for child cruelty.
The remaining children had told childcare workers that they "didn’t want to end up under the patio like (their sister) Heather," and that is when the true extent of their depravity was known.
Mae spoke to the Daily Mail about her mother and said: "When she wrote to me from prison - her letters arrived every week - and said she’d try to be a proper mum and tell me whatever I needed to know, I decided to ask her about Heather when I next visited her. And I watched her squirm. I thought: 'She’s not going to give me an honest answer for all her promises."
"And she never has done. You never got straight answers. It makes it worse for the families of victims because she is the only one alive now who knows the truth - and yet she hasn’t told it. She stopped writing to me. I’m not on her visitors’ list anymore. It was quite a relief to end contact with her. It had become a burden. Her death will be the next thing (she is 64), and I suppose she might make a deathbed confession. I just wish she’d tell the truth to the authorities, then we’d all know, wouldn’t we?"
Mae also revealed how her mother just stood to the side as her uncle brutally raped her when she was five-years-old and her father just saying that it was his "parental duty to break in" his daughters. She then went on to describe how her half-sister, Anne Marie, had been raped by her father when she was eight-years-old and that her mother also took part in the sexual assault. She said that she had visited her mother in prison over the course of 10 years and gave in to her various demands of cash and clothes until she finally stopped communicating with her altogether in the mid-2000s.
Rosemary West is currently serving time at HMP Low Newton in Durham where she is being protected from the other prisoners by guards. She had three children together with Fred West - Heather, Mae, and Stephen.