Video: Venables lawyer’s ‘living nightmare’

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One week away from 20th anniversary of a child murder that shocked Britain the lawyer for one of the killers speaks of the “living nightmare” he found himself caught up in.

Laurence Lee, former solicitor to James Bulger killer Jon Venables, talks about his experience of the case which dealt with the brutal murder of the two-year-old toddler in 1993.

Jon Venables, who alongside Robert Thompson brutally murder toddler James Bulger in 1993

Jon Venables, who alongside Robert Thompson brutally murder toddler James Bulger in 1993

Mr Lee said at first he could not believe the “angelic-looking” Jon Venables could possibly have carried out such a sadistic killing,. But “the walls came crashing in” soon into his client’s police interviews when it became clear that Venables had been lying and that he had in fact carried out the killing with his friend Robert Thompson, also then aged 10.

 

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