Ep. 4: The Jamie Bulger Story (Real Crime)

Narrated by: Joanna Simpson
Length: 25 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, Documentaries
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Two boys were just 10 years old when they killed the toddler James Bulger. Hear their trembling confession of what happened that tragic day.

It's a parent's worst fear — you turn your back for a moment and suddenly your child is missing. In this case the fear turns to a most shocking nightmare. Then, the whole country reacted with shock and anger - with angry mobs attacking police vans.

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Very hard for most to listen to

This is a very graphic recounting of this case. It will be very hard for most to listen to as it will more than likely hit very close to home for any parent. This would be a nightmare scenario for anyone. The fact that two 10 year-olds were behind this murder is absolutely appalling and incredibly sad.

The confession of the 10 year-olds is very chilling. To me at the very least it didn't even sound like the children were remorseful for their actions. The things that the 10 year-olds were doing up until the abduction you could tell was the making of future delinquents, I was actually wondering what their parental influence in their lives were at that point.

The news recounting of the events are very matter of fact, but very saddening. I could not even imagine what the mother was going through when her son first turned up missing.

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Hard to listen

This is a horrible story. This poor little boy and who are these 10 year olds walking around without a parent. So sad, I could not listen

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  • Adam
  • 10-04-19

why is it so hard to get his name right.

if the author had done the most basic research, he would have learned how upsetting it is for the family to hear his name incorrectly used. he was called James. if you are going to sensationalise a story for profit, put a bit of effort in. disrespectful.

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  • great game love it
  • 07-10-19

JAMES BULGER is his name.

His name is spelt wrong and also said wrong in the beginning, then was called by his actual name a few minutes in. I thought it was pretty sad to see and hear and wouldn’t of thought it from Amazon. I’m actually pretty shocked by it.
The story on the other hand explains what it can in 25 minutes of the awful murder of James. It’s a truly heartbreaking story. My heart goes out to James family, even more so after hearing a part of this audio I didn’t know. Very sickening and extremely sad!

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  • Berkshire Book Wench
  • 07-16-18

More shocked than when it happened

Ep4: I remember the news reels
At this time my son was 14 months old and I thought it was barbaric. Now having heard that child voice stating "I killed Jamie Bulger" was horrifying. Even more was what they did to his body, I was aware of what they had done with batteries but not that his body was severed by a freight train.
This was a prime opportunity to bring back capital punishment, one of them might be living quietly but the other does not. Its our tax money that is protecting them!