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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:17 am

NBC News:

One of Britain's youngest child killers, whose crime haunted Britain when it was captured on security cameras, has been paroled for a second time - prompting fury from his victim’s parents.

Jon Venables was 10 years old when he lured two-year-old James Bulger from a shopping center in Liverpool, England, in February 1993.

Venables, and school classmate Robert Thompson, beat the toddler with iron bars and bricks before dumping his body on a railway line.

The killers were given new identities for their own safety after being released from custody in 2001.

However, Venables developed drinking and drug problems and he was jailed for two years in July 2010 after pleading guilty to downloading and distributing 102 images of children being sexually abused.

He was released again Tuesday with a second new identity, officials said.

For more, visit http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/03/20304283-release-of-notorious-child-killer-jon-venables-prompts-anger-in-britain

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