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Thompson and Venables did not speak during the trial, and the case against them was based to a large extent on the more than 20 hours of tape-recorded police interviews with the boys, which were played back in court.
Venables later described how Bulger seemed to like him, holding his hand and allowing him to pick him up on the meandering journey to the scene of his murder.
The pathologist spent 33 minutes outlining the injuries sustained by Bulger; many of those to his legs had been inflicted after he was stripped from the waist down.
Brain damage was extensive and included a haemorrhage. The boys, by then aged 11, were found guilty of Bulger's murder at the Preston court on 24 November , becoming the youngest convicted murderers of the 20th century.
In my judgment, your conduct was both cunning and very wicked. There was a need for an informed public debate on crimes committed by young children.
Shortly after the trial, and after the judge had recommended a minimum sentence of eight years, Lord Taylor of Gosforth , the Lord Chief Justice , recommended that the two boys should serve a minimum of ten years,  which would have made them eligible for release in February at the age of The editors of the Sun newspaper handed a petition bearing nearly , signatures to Home Secretary Michael Howard , in a bid to increase the time spent by both boys in custody.
Lord Donaldson criticised Howard's intervention, describing the increased tariff as "institutionalised vengeance Tony Blair , then Shadow Home Secretary , gave a speech in Wellingborough during which he said: "We hear of crimes so horrific they provoke anger and disbelief in equal proportions These are the ugly manifestations of a society that is becoming unworthy of that name.
Justice Morland stated that exposure to violent videos might have encouraged the actions of Thompson and Venables, but this was disputed by David Maclean , the Minister of State at the Home Office at the time, who pointed out that police had found no evidence linking the case with " video nasties ".
Some British tabloid newspapers claimed that the attack on Bulger was inspired by the film Child's Play 3 , and campaigned for the rules on "video nasties" to be tightened.
A Merseyside detective said, "We went through something like titles rented by the Venables family. There were some you or I wouldn't want to see, but nothing—no scene, or plot, or dialogue—where you could put your finger on the freeze button and say that influenced a boy to go out and commit murder.
Helens on Merseyside. These locations were not publicly known until after the boys' release. The records were stored at the units and copied to officials in Whitehall.
The boys were taught to conceal their real names and the crime they had committed which resulted in their being in the units.
Venables' parents regularly visited their son at Red Bank, just as Thompson's mother did, every three days, at Barton Moss. In , lawyers for Thompson and Venables appealed to the European Court of Human Rights that the boys' trial had not been impartial, since they were too young to follow proceedings and understand an adult court.
The European Court dismissed their claim that the trial was inhuman and degrading treatment , but upheld their claim they were denied a fair hearing by the nature of the court proceedings.
In September , Bulger's parents appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, but failed to persuade the court that a victim of a crime has the right to be involved in determining the sentence of the perpetrator.
In October , he recommended the tariff be reduced from ten to eight years,  adding that young offender institutions were a "corrosive atmosphere" for the juveniles.
In June , after a six-month review, the parole board ruled the boys were no longer a threat to public safety and could be released as their minimum tariff had expired in February of that year.
The Home Secretary David Blunkett approved the decision, and they were released a few weeks later on lifelong licence after serving eight years.
Blunkett added his own conditions to their licence and insisted on being sent daily updates on the men's actions. The terms of their release included the following: they were not allowed to contact each other or Bulger's family; they were prohibited from visiting the Merseyside region;  curfews may be imposed on them and they must report to probation officers.
If they breached the rules or were deemed a risk to the public, they could be returned to prison. The worldwide injunction was kept in force following their release on parole, so their new identities and locations could not be published.
In the months after the trial, and following the birth of their second son, the marriage of Bulger's parents, Ralph and Denise, broke down; they divorced in The Observer revealed that both Venables and Thompson had passed A-levels during their sentences.
The paper also told how the Bulger family's lawyers had consulted psychiatric experts in order to present the parole panel with a report which suggested that Thompson is an undiagnosed psychopath , citing his lack of remorse during his trial and arrest.
The report was ultimately dismissed. However, his lack of remorse at the time, in stark contrast to Venables, led to considerable scrutiny from the parole panel.
Upon release, both Thompson and Venables had lost all trace of their Liverpool accents. The chances of his successful rehabilitation were described as "very high".
The Manchester Evening News published details that suggested the names of the secure institutions in which the pair were housed, in breach of the injunction against publicity which had been renewed early in No significant publication or vigilante action against Thompson or Venables has occurred.
Despite this, Bulger's mother, Denise, told how in she received a tip-off from an anonymous source that helped her locate Thompson.
Upon seeing him, she was "paralysed with hatred" and was unable to confront him. In March , a call was made by England's Children's commissioner Maggie Atkinson to raise the age of criminal responsibility from ten to twelve.
She said that the killers of James Bulger should have undergone "programmes" to help turn their lives around, rather than being prosecuted.
The Ministry of Justice rejected the call, saying that children over the age of ten knew the difference "between bad behaviour and serious wrongdoing".
In April , a year-old man from the Isle of Man was given a three-month suspended prison sentence for falsely claiming in a Facebook message that one of his former colleagues was Robert Thompson.
In passing sentence, Deputy High Bailiff Alastair Montgomerie said that the teenager had "put that person at significant risk of serious harm" and in a "perilous position" by making the allegation.
On 25 February , the Attorney General's Office announced that it was instituting contempt of court proceedings against several people who had allegedly published photographs online showing Thompson or Venables as adults.
A spokesman commented "There are many different images circulating online claiming to be of Venables or Thompson; potentially innocent individuals may be wrongly identified as being one of the two men and placed in danger.
The order, and its enforcement, is therefore intended to protect not only Venables and Thompson but also those members of the public who have been incorrectly identified as being one of the two men.
On 26 April , two men received suspended jail sentences of nine months after admitting to contempt of court, by publishing photographs which they claimed to be of Venables and Thompson on Facebook and Twitter.
The posts were seen by 24, people. According to BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman, the purpose of the prosecution was to ensure that the public was aware that Internet users were also subject to the law of contempt.
On 27 November , a man from Liverpool received a fourteen-month suspended prison sentence for posting images on Twitter claiming to show Venables.
On 14 July , a woman from Margate in Kent was jailed for three years after sending Twitter messages to Bulger's mother in which she posed as one of his killers and his ghost.
On 25 October , a man was jailed for 26 weeks for stalking Denise Fergus. He had previously received a police warning for stalking her in On 31 January , a man and a woman pleaded guilty to eight contempt of court offences at the High Court after they admitted posting photos on social media that they claimed identified Venables.
Both received suspended prison sentences. On 13 March , actress Tina Malone was given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for posting Venables' identity on Facebook.
In January , a year-old woman from Ammanford received a prison sentence of eight months, suspended for 15 months. In November , she had published an alleged photograph of Venables on Facebook with the advice "share this as much as possible.
Shortly before his release, when aged 17, Venables was alleged to have had sex with a woman who worked at the Red Bank secure unit where he was held.
In April , in the aftermath of his imprisonment, these allegations were outlined in a Sunday Times Magazine article written by David James Smith, who had been following the Bulger case since the trial, and again later in a BBC documentary titled Jon Venables: What Went Wrong?
The female staff member was accused of sexual misconduct and suspended; she never returned to work at Red Bank. Some time thereafter, he began a relationship with a woman who had a five-year-old child.
It is not known whether Venables had already begun downloading child pornography at the time of dating the woman, though he denies having ever met the child.
In , when Venables was 23, his probation officer met another girlfriend of his, who was aged After a number of "young girlfriends", it was presumed that Venables was having a delayed adolescence.
In , a new probation officer noted that he spent "a great deal of leisure time" playing video games and on the Internet.
In September that year, Venables was arrested on suspicion of affray , following a fight outside a nightclub; he claimed he was acting in self-defence and the charges were later dropped after he agreed to go on an alcohol-awareness course.
Three months later he was found to be in possession of cocaine; he was subjected to a curfew. On 2 March , the Ministry of Justice revealed that Jon Venables had been returned to prison for an unspecified violation of the terms of his licence of release.
The Justice Secretary Jack Straw stated that Venables had been returned to prison because of "extremely serious allegations", and stated that he was "unable to give further details of the reasons for Jon Venables's return to custody, because it was not in the public interest to do so.
In a statement to the House of Commons on 8 March , Jack Straw reiterated that it was "not in the interest of justice" to reveal the reason why Venables had been returned to custody.
Bulger's mother, Denise Fergus, said that she was angry that the parole board did not tell her that Venables had been returned to prison, and called for his anonymity to be removed if he was charged with a crime.
Venables's return to prison revived a false claim that a man from Fleetwood , Lancashire was Jon Venables. The claim was reported and dismissed in September ,  but reappeared in March when it was circulated widely via SMS messages and Facebook.
Chief Inspector Tracie O'Gara of Lancashire Constabulary stated: "An individual who was targeted four-and-a-half years ago was not Jon Venables and now he has left the area.
On 21 June , Venables was charged with possession and distribution of indecent images of children. Juni begann der erste Prozess, in dem er in 32 Fällen von Racketeering , Geldwäsche , Totschlag und Waffenvergehen sowie wegen Beteiligung an 19 Morden angeklagt wurde.
August wurde er nach einem mehr als zweimonatigen Prozess in 31 von 32 Anklagepunkten von einer US-Jury schuldig gesprochen.
November für Racketeering und 11 Morde zu doppelt lebenslanger Freiheitsstrafe zuzüglich fünf Jahren verurteilt; bei dieser Gelegenheit bestritt er, als Informant andere Kriminelle verraten zu haben.
Nach Angaben der Gefängnisleitung wurde er unmittelbar nach seiner Verlegung in die Haftanstalt von zwei anderen Häftlingen angegriffen und zu Tode geprügelt; den Tätern werden ebenfalls Verbindungen zum Organisierten Verbrechen vorgeworfen.
William Bulger behauptete stets, praktisch keinen Kontakt zu seinem kriminellen Bruder gehabt zu haben. Auch die im gleichen Jahr entstandene Fernsehserie Brotherhood basierte auf Bulgers Leben und legte den Fokus auf die Beziehung eines Kriminellen zu seinem als Politiker erfolgreichen Bruder.
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Once those CCTV images were released to the media, the story went nationwide and the search for Bulger intensified. The stolen tin of blue paint was found nearby.
This caused various children to be identified as potential killers, with some parents even reporting their own kids. But it was ultimately an anonymous phone call to the police that implicated Jon Venables and Robert Thompson as the James Bulger killers.
Both boys were then arrested as the James Bulger killers. Police were focused on other children who already had violent records, and they remained convinced that the two boys from the fuzzy CCTV footage looked 13 or 14, not But during separate police interviews, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson turned on each other.
Over the course of interviews lasting several days, Venables eventually confessed. Thompson, on the other hand, was not such an easy interview.
Venables and Thompson were both charged as the but because they were minors, their identities were withheld from the public. Nine months later, the trial began.
Outside the courthouse, people called for the blood of the James Bulger killers. Motive aside, both Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were convicted of the James Bulger murder, making them the youngest to be convicted of that crime in Britain in years.
As the jury foreman read the verdict, Venables and Thompson were sitting in an adult court dock that had been altered so that the boys could see over it.
This indefinite sentence has no maximum but does have a minimum to be determined on a case-by-case basis. In this case, it was just eight years, at which time the boys would be By all accounts, Venables and Thompson showed no violent or aberrant behavior in prison but instead served their time for the James Bulger murder quietly and without incident.
June 24, Upon their release, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were given new identities and granted legal anonymity for life due to the public fury that surrounded their trial and the danger of citizens hunting down the infamous James Bulger killers in order to take vengeance.
To date, no significant attempts at vengeance have been made. Today, while Thompson is believed to be assimilating back into society and living a quiet life, the same cannot be said of Venables.
In , he was imprisoned for downloading images depicting various kinds of sexual abuse being inflicted upon male toddlers.
Nevertheless, Venables was released. But in November , Venables was again imprisoned when more child abuse images and a pedophile manual that provided instructions on having sex with kids were discovered on his computer.The family of notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has filed a lawsuit accusing 30 Federal Bureau of Prisons employees of "intentional or deliberately indifferent" actions leading to his violent death at the hands of another inmate. Whitey Bulger, byname of James Joseph Bulger, Jr., (born September 3, , Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 30, , U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia), American crime boss who, as head of the Boston -area Winter Hill Gang, was a leading figure in organized crime from the late s to the mids. James Bulger was murdered on February 12, The Parole Board has refused to recommend Venables, 38, for release for at least another two years. Now a source claims the monster, who was just ten. James Patrick Bulger (16 March – 12 February ) was a 2-year-old boy from Kirkby, Merseyside, England, who was abducted, tortured and killed by two year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, on Friday, 12 February James Joseph " Whitey " Bulger Jr. (/ ˈbʌldʒər /; September 3, – October 30, ) was an Irish-American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston.