James Bulger was two years old when he was abducted from a Liverpool shopping centre, tortured and murdered on Febuary 12 1993. Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, both aged only 10 at the time, were convicted of his murder. Both boys were released on licence aged 18, and given new identities.
Lest We Forget:The Murder of James Bulger
Article by Stephen May in this New Zealand publication, offering a Christian perspective on this crime.
BBC News: Bulger Murder 10 Years On
Reports on the anniversary of James' death. Includes links to analysis of the decision to free his killers, and debates related to this issue. (February 12, 2003)
CNN.com - Bulger Killers
Overview of this case, with links to analysis and further articles. (June 22, 2001)
BBC News: Should James Bulger's Killers Be Freed Early?
Selection of public comments on this question, following the decision of the European Court of Human Rights that James' killers did not receive a fair trial. (December 20, 1999)
The Guardian: James Bulger Murder
Articles from this newspaper, going back as far as the date of the murder in February 1993. (February 14, 1993)
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