Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

VIDEO: James Bulger — A Mother’s Story

In this documentary film, Denise Bulger relives the 1993 murder of her 2-year-old son James by two 1o-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. The young boy was abducted at a shopping mall by Thompson and Venables, who walked around with him for a while, then tortured and beat him to death. His body was found two days later near a railroad track. In 2001, the killers were released and began life under new identities. In 2010, Venables was found in possession of indecent images of children and was jailed again. In 2011, he was denied parole.

The case raised many questions about prosecution of very young offenders.

More on the murder of James Bulger.

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