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UK JAMES BULGER: 2-year-old boy murdered by other children in England - 1993

Discussion in 'Europe: Crimes & Trials' started by noZme, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Kirkby, Merseyside, England
    James was a two-year old who stepped away from his mum at a shopping center, was taken by 2 ten year old boys, tortured & killed. His mutilated body was found on a railway line two-and-a-half miles (4 km) away in Walton, Liverpool, two days after his murder.

    Jon Venables & Robert Thompson killed James Bulger. After serving eight-year sentences, they were granted lifelong anonymity that saw them released with new identities in 2001.

    'If I'd turned right instead of left, I'd have saved his life': James Bulger's mother reveals her biggest regret as she relives EVERY shattering moment of her son's murder for the first time 25 years on:
    • James Bulger's mother describes here the day he was taken
    • Denise Fergus says: 'When I looked down, James was gone'
    • She adds: 'The only time I let go of his hand was to pay'
    • Denise frantically searched for James but says nobody understood her panic
    • The next day she was told to come straight to the police station
    • The DCI knelt down beside her and said: ‘We’ve found him and it’s not good news.’
    CCTV of killers leading James out
    also video of killers being questioned

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...her-reveals-biggest-regret.html#ixzz53WZkjozQ

    Venables, had his parole revoked in 2010 and was jailed for two years for possession of child sex abuse images on his laptop. He was granted parole again in July 2013.

    Multiple links here about Venables' re-arrests

    James Bulger's mum calls son's killer Jon Venables a "vile, perverted psychopath" after he's put back in jail

    'You can't rewire evil': James Bulger's furious dad says Jon Venables should never be freed
    video of Venables' 1993 interview confession

    much more info about this notorious case on the internet

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I haven't read about the trial yet. but I think it's significant that Venables' confession, he blurts out "then it was Robbie's idea to kill him." Then he didn't want to speak anymore. This appears to me to be a textbook definition of psychopath.

    Together the 2 boys tortured & killed James - something they may not have done alone. Were they at the shopping center searching for a vulnerable child? They immediately led James out & away.

    And 8 years in prison. Was that more like a boarding school? What is appropriate punishment?

    Isn't 10 years old a very young age to have masochistic impulses? ............. never mind, I checked that definition, masochist is associated with sexual gratification, so that's probably the wrong term. I am going to study this case more - somebody talk to me - anonymous murder by young children. How can this happen? Other cases I know were children killing abusers.
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  3. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    To clarify, Venables was arrested in 2010 & sent to prison & arrested again in 2017

    They were found guilty on 24 November 1993, making them the youngest convicted murderers in modern English history. They were sentenced to custody until they reached adulthood, initially until the age of 18, and were released under new identities and on a lifelong licence in June 2001. In 2010, Venables was recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence, and was released on parole again in 2013. In November 2017, Venables was again sent to prison for breaching his licence by allegedly possessing child abuse images on his computer.
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  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I couldn't even finish the wikipedia article right now. It's too horrible what they did to James. And it was masochistic.
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  5. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I remember this horrible case.
    Such evil.
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  6. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    This was a horrible case
    It was because of there young age that they only were sentanced to serve till 18
    Venables seems to keep offending hopefully he will get a long time this time
    The other lad seems to have turned his life around so maybe it was venables idea all along.
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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I remember this case, too. It gave me nightmares!
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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    When children kill: Controversial Oscar-nominated film explores James Bulger murder

    Who has the right to tell someone's story? That question is at the heart of a debate surrounding the Oscar-nominated short film Detainment. The film is about the 1993 murder of two-year-old James Bulger at the hands of two 10-year-old boys in the U.K. It was a case that shook the country and dominated headlines for months.

    Director Vincent Lambe is now facing criticism for his retelling of the story and for failing to consult the families involved. The film is a part of an ongoing conversation about whether there's something to be gained from this kind of entertainment.

    Lambe joined Tom Power to discuss his motivation to tell this story and what he thinks of the controversy it's stirred up.

    "People like to think of those two boys as being different and being evil, and it's easier for them to cope with it when they just dismiss them as evil, but we don't learn anything from that," Lambe told Tom Power. "That's a big part of why I wanted to make this film."


    Mother of murdered toddler James Bulger 'disgusted' by Oscar nomination for Detainment, a film about the crime

    The mother of James Bulger, the toddler tortured and murdered by two other children near Liverpool in the UK in 1993 in what became a high-profile case, says a film about the crime should have its Oscar nomination revoked.

    Denise Fergus said she was "disgusted and upset" that Detainment, by Irish director Vincent Lambe, received a nod from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Best Live Action Short Film category.

    The 30-minute film is a dramatisation of the police interrogation of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, the two 10-year-olds eventually convicted of murdering James, whose body was found on a train track two days after his abduction from a shopping centre.

    "It's one thing making a film like this without contacting or getting permission from James's family but another to have a child re-enact the final hours of James's life before he was brutally murdered and making myself and my family have to relive this all over again," Ms Fergus said in a statement posted on Twitter.




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