On the 12th of February 1993, three year old Jamie Bulger went missing from the Bootle Strand Shopping Center in Liverpool. Two days later, his body was found by some railway tracks. Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were captured on CCTV leading the boy away. Although the boys were witnessed by a number of people walking around with the baby, people were unsure what to think or do. Was he just a little brother crying? With details emerging about abduction, people were struck by the thought it could be child killers displayed on their televisions. The cruel and calculated fashion in which the boys tortured Jamie filled a nation with shock, disbelief and anger. They had left his beaten body on the train tracks, believing a passing train would make it look like an accident or it would cover up evidence. On the 20th of February, Venables and Thompson were charged and became the youngest convicted murderers Britain in 250 years.
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