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Two Barbaric Murders Given New Life

Do you remember February 1993 when a young 3 yr old was taken from Liverpool, United Kingdom, by two 10-year-old boys.

Jamie Bulger walked away from his mother for only a second and Jon Venables took his hand and led him out of the mall with his friend Robert Thompson.

They took Jamie on a walk for over 2 and a half miles,

Along the way stopping every now and again to torture the poor little boy who was crying constantly for his mummy.

Finally they stopped at a railway track where they brutally kicked him,threw stones at him, rubbed paint in his eyes and pushed batteries up his anus. It was actually worse than this.

What these two boys did was so horrendous that Jamie’s mother was forbidden to identify his body.

They then left his beaten small body on the tracks so a train could run him over to hide the mess they had created. These two boys, even being boys, understood what they did was wrong, hence trying to make it look like an accident.

This week Lady Justice Butler-Sloss has awarded the two boys anonymity for the rest of their lives when they leave custody with new identities.

They will also leave early this year only serving just over half of their sentence. They are being relocated to Australia to live out the rest of their lives.

They disgustingly and violently took Jamie’s life away – in return they each get a new life.

If you feel strongly that this is a grave miscarriage of justice, copy entire message with your comments, petition your friends and family to sign, and foward to and attention it to Lady Justice Butler-Sloss.

What do you think?

This is disturbing when contrasted to people in jail for victimless crimes, or Tyrone Brown who got put in jail for life over marijuana! What do you think?

By | November 27th, 2006 | SHOW COMMENTS (3)


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3 Responses

  1. Kim says

    I think what those two boys did was absolutely horrible..they dont deserve a new life just because they were young.. kids at a YOUNG age know the different from what it right and what is wrong…I think that there the mother deserves justice and those two boys should have to fulfill there FULL sentence..obviously they need the extra time to think about what is right and wrong…I just think thats totally unfair..i mean think about it what did that poor lil boy do to them? absolutely nothing…they should pay

  2. lynn says

    even if the battery part was left out, it is still terrible and they dont deserve a new chance. kids DO know that thats wrong, thats why when they make a mistake even something such as marking on the walls, they’ll blame it on their sibling or someone else so they won’t get in trouble

  3. ayu says

    I totally agree with you but it’s tough for the legal community to throw the book at such young people thinking that they may reform if given the chance.

    But I honestly don’t feel that they will coz they’ve shown they have an innate tendency towards cruelty and sadism.

    Btw, I think you’ll find the part about them sodomising Jaime was taken out of context and blown out of proportion. Every reliable news source says they put batteries in his mouth.

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