Two British Boys who Killed a Three-year-old Are Being Released and Given New Identities-Truth!

Two British Boys who Killed a Three-year-old Are Being Released and Given New Identities-Truth!



Summary of eRumor: 
Three-year-old Jamie Bulger was killed in 1993 by two young boys who tortured Jamie, rubbed paint in his eyes, pushed batteries up his anus, then left him on train tracks.   Both of the boys were juveniles at the time and, according to the story, are about to be released.  A judge has granted new identities to them for their release.  The email encourages petition-like emails be sent to the judge, Lady Justice Butler-Sloss, protesting the decision because the boys have not paid for their crime.

The Truth:

(7/1/01) The story is true, but the decision the petition was hoping to affect has already been made, so the petition is now out of date.

The murder of Jamie Bulger infuriated citizens all over England.  According to an article in the London Times at the time of their conviction, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were ten years old when they killed little Jamie.   Police say they lured Jamie from his mother while on a shopping trip, marched him more than two miles away where he  was then beaten and stoned to death and his body left on the train tracks to make it appear that he had died by being hit by a train.  The reference to the batteries in the email story is slightly incorrect.  There was no anal penetration and the batteries were found in Jamie’s mouth.  

Thompson and Veneables  have been in custody and going through rehabilitation ever since and because of their ages at the time of the killing, they were not tried as adults and are eligible for release.  At the end of June, the way was cleared by authorities for them to be released.  Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss says that the boys are in too much danger if people know who they are so she has issued a judgment that grants them new identities and prevents the British media from disclosing who or where they are. has obtained a copy of her ruling.