Published July 04, 2013
LONDON – One of Britain's most notorious killers has been granted parole a second time after being sent back to jail for accessing child pornography.
Jon Venables was 10 years old when he was convicted along with another boy of abducting 2-year-old James Bulger and beating him to death in northern England. The two killers were given life sentences, but were released on parole in 2001 after being given new identities to protect them.
Venables was jailed again in 2010 after pleading guilty to downloading and distributing dozens of indecent images of children.
The U.K. parole board on Thursday confirmed that Venables had been granted parole, but declined to provide further details on when he will be released.