The Sleep of Reason: The James Bulger Case
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what came to the fore time and time again for me was, THEY NEEDED SUPPORT, proper emotional support to help them with this terrible crime and later, the horrendous way in which James died. I must say, this was hidden from the public very well.
Tina Malone avoids jail for contempt of court over Bulger killer Facebook post". Rhyl Journal. Press Association. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019 . Retrieved 3 April 2019.James Bulger killer Jon Venables denied parole over child abuse images". BBC News. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 4 October 2020 . Retrieved 30 September 2020. James Bulger being abducted by Thompson (above Bulger) and Venables (holding Bulger's hand) in an image recorded on shopping centre CCTV
Schmidt, William E. (24 February 1993). "Liverpool Tries to Reconcile Murder and a Boy Next Door". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. If you're newer to the case than I am, David James Smith will do a great job of bringing you up to speed on it. It covers most of the important facts in a fairly straightforward way. Harris, Paul; Bright, Martin (24 June 2001). "The secret meetings that set James's killers free". The Guardian. London, UK. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013.None of that was happening to Jon Venables and Bobby Thompson, the two truanting ten year olds. They were little kids, and they decided to murder a littler kid. Might it have been some kind of crazy adventure (let’s play kidnap) gone wrong? Doesn’t look like that – why not just abandon the kid next to the police station? The two year old didn’t know their names, he couldn’t have said who they were so they wouldn’t have got in trouble. So did they really mean to kill him? If so, where did that horror come from? That’s what we all wanted to know. City man defends decision to publish photos of Bulger killer". Express & Echo. 5 May 2011. Archived from the original on 8 May 2011 . Retrieved 6 May 2011. a b Pilkington, Edward (11 November 1993). "Blood on boy's shoe 'was from victim' ". Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013 . Retrieved 14 July 2009.