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The story is true, but the decision the petition was hoping to affect has already been made, so the petition is now out of date.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.  

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

On February 12, 1993 a small boy who was to turn three on March was taken from a shopping mall in Liverpool by two 10 year old boys.

 Jamie Bulger walked away from his mother for only a second and Jon Venables took his hand and led him out of the mall with his friend Robert Thompson. They took Jamie on a walk for over 2 and a half miles, along the way stopping every now and again to torture the poor little boy who as crying constantly for his mommy. Finally they stopped at a railway track where they brutally kicked him and threw stones at him and rubbed paint in his eyes and pushed batteries up his anus. They then left his beaten small body on the tracks so a train could run him over to hide the mess they had created. 

These two boys, even being boys understood what they did was wrong, hence trying to make it look like an accident.

This week Lady Justice Butler-Sloss has awarded the two boys anonymity for the rest of their lives when they leave custody with new identities. We cannot let this happen. They will also leave early this year only serving just over half of their sentence. One paper even stated that Robert may go on to University. They are getting away with their crime. They need to pay, and we have to do something to make them pay for their horrific crime. They took Jamie’s life violently away, and in return they get a new life. 

Please add your name and location to the list and forward to friends and family. Please copy this email instead of forwarding so we do not get at the beginning of sentances.

 If you are the 200th person to sign please forward this email to – <> attentioning it to Lady Justice Butler-Sloss.