Bulger killer to be released on parole

Bulger killer to be released on parole

A parole board has called for the release of one of Britain’s most notorious murderers, Jon Venables, who was imprisoned in 1993 for the killing of 2 year old James Bulger in Liverpool.

Venables, now aged 29, was sentenced to life in prison alongside his 10 year old friend Robert Thompson in 1993.

Both were released on license in 2001, and given new identities for their protection.

But Venables returned to jail in July 2010, after pleading guilty to multiple charges relating to child pornography.

A parole board has confirmed overnight he will be released, and James Bulger’s parents have conveyed their dismay at the news.

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