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Convicted Murderer Jon Venables Released From Prison, Again

Jon Venables convicted at age 10, of the 1993 murder of James Bulger, 2, in near Liverpool, England, has been released from prison yet again. Though he has received counseling over the years, many, including the victim’s parents, do not agree with the parole board’s controversial insistence on keeping Venables at large in the general population.

Man Accused of Stabbing Wife 47 Times Released, Her Death Possible Suicide

Valentino Ianetti of Stanhope, New Jersey, who has spent three years in prison for the stabbing death of his wife Pamela in 2009, was released after prosecutors dropped the charges against him.

Former Youngest Death Row Inmate Freed

At 16 years old, Paula Cooper became the youngest person on death row in America. She, along with three other teenage girls, was convicted of killing 78-year-old bible study teacher Ruth Pelke in 1985.

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