The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger is squaring up for another battle with the legal system…in the month her son would have been 21.
Denise Fergus and her family marked James’s tragically short life with a simple champagne commemoration at his grave-side.
But then she will continue her fight to stop the early release of one of his killers, Jon Venables, from a two year sentence for child porn offences.
Denise said, “James’s birthday will be very difficult for all of us. Who knows where he might have been if he were still alive. He might have had his own family by now. I might have become a grandmother or he could have gone to university. I will never know.”
The legal battle has also forced Denise, 42, to relive the horror of the 1993 killing.
Two year old James was abducted from a Mersey side shopping centre (Liverpool, England) and brutally murdered by Venables and his evil pal, Robert Thompson, who were both aged ten.
They were both released with new identities in 2001, but Venables was jailed again last year.
She has submitted a searing victim impact statement to the Parole Board, which considers Venables release in the next week or so.
She outlined how the murder continues to have a devastating on her and her three other boys Michael, 17, Thomas, 13, and Leon, 12.
She said, “A day doesn’t go by when we don’t talk about him. It’s only when I look at my other boys growing up that I can imagine James getting older.”
But Denise was horrified to learn that Venables, 28, would be allowed to read the statement.
Denise said, “It was never meant for his evil murdering eyes. I don’t want him to have any idea about how he has affected my family, especially my children. Not only does he know what I look like, where I live and how many kids I’ve got, but he knows what I’m thinking.”
Denise is now planning to campaign for victims to be able to stop criminals seeing victim impact statements.
She has also launched a new charity. The James Bulger Memorial Trust, to support young victims of crime and reward well behaved children.
She added, “I made a promise to James when he died that I would fight for justice…and that’s something I will carry on doing.”
This is awful, and I can’t imagine what Denise Fergus is going through. I can’t really talk about it, it’s too upsetting. If you want to find out what those two deranged 10 year olds did, you can see a bit of footage of them coaxing little James out of a shopping centre. They had both planned this. And then they took him down to a train track…and what they did to him before they tied him up for a train to go over him is…just the worst thing…
Ten year olds who have a sick mind, more so than Manson, should never have been allowed out of jail. Bring the death penalty back…maybe that isn’t such a bad idea.
Yes, Iknow this is the other side of the world and it’s nowhere near us, but this sort of thing goes on over here too.
And if you don’t really want to take notice of this, then think again. There are rumours…very strong rumours, that Venables was living over here, in our beautiful country. Let’s face it, it’s a big enough place to get lost in some small country town. And these rumours, I must confess, are from a very high source in Australia. There’s also some evidence that he’s been to New Zealand and may be going back there.
That’s why we should support Denise…or anyone who wants to campaign to keep these sick fucks in jail or be given the death penalty.
Let’s face it…these people are probably going to do it again…and if you keep them in jail…it’s mine and your money that goes towards feeding them every day.
Just think about that every time a tried and convicted murderer or child molester gets put away…the sentence is nowhere near what I call justice.
by Sel Hurst