You will find an endless array of horrifying murder stories throughout history. Each one is as spine-tingling as the next, but few will terrify you as much as the tale of James Bulger’s murder.
The two-year-old boy lost his life at the hand of two elder kids. Let us take an in-depth look at this harrowing tale.
Initially, two boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, attempted to abduct Bulger from their unsuspecting mother inside a crowded shopping mall.
The kidnappers skipped school that particular day and followed Bulger and his mother to a mall in Liverpool.
They wandered to different shops and stole anything small enough to fit inside their pockets.
The kids would later throw all of the stolen items down the escalators for fun.
Their initial attempts to kidnap Bulger were futile as he was holding her mother’s hands. However, the predatory boys waited for the mother to let her guard down for several hours.
They got lucky after they saw James’ mom near the butcher shop. She wasn’t holding her boy’s arms this time.
The abductors moved in, gripped Bulgers’ hand firmly, and quickly left the mall.
According to CCTV photos and videos, the two-year-old attempted to escape these boys by running for safety. However, they caught up to him. James’ mother, Denise, soon realized that her boy was missing.
She immediately went to the security personnel at the mall to find her son’s whereabouts.
Unfortunately, none of them saw him. Denise then described what Bulger was wearing, after which they made a missing person announcement on the loudspeaker.
Sadly, there was no sign of the kid. The mother immediately called the local police station to report her two-year-old child’s disappearance.