Marrying a Murderer

16 3 mins 14 yrs

Ladies! Getting married soon? Fiance aged around 25? Doesn’t like to talk about his past?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all these questions, then you could be about to marry one of Britain’s most notorious child killers.

Because, via Alison’s very favourite newspaper (or at least, its Sunday sister-paper), I find that Jon Venables, one of the two boys convicted of the horrific 1993 murder of three year old James Bulger, is due to get married. And the blushing bride reportedly knows nothing about her beloved’s murderous childhood. Indeed, she is likely to remain in her present state of ignorance, as probation officers have advised Venables not to reveal the truth to her, for fear that she might pass the information onto someone else, and that his anonymity might be ended.

Crime