Sick Facebook post from killer’s relative
A RELATIVE of one of James Bulger's killers has sparked fury by putting a photo online showing a child lying on railway lines.
The staged picture of a boy with his eyes closed holding a stuffed toy was shared on Facebook to mock Robert Thompson in a family feud.
They placed his body on a railway line in Bootle, Merseyside, in 1993.
They were released from jail with new identities in 2001.
He confided to friends: "Posting a photo of a child on a train track is utterly sick.
"It's cruel and nasty and pokes fun at how my son died.
"How am I supposed to feel at James being the butt of a social media prank?
"How dare this family treat my son and his murder with such contempt.
"My son died at the hands of Thompson and Venables.
"He died a petrified baby screaming and crying for his parents.
"They showed him no mercy and lay his body on a track to be cut in half by a train.
"I live with that every single day of my life and now it's being used as bait between Thompson and a relative."
Friends say the photo was shared by an angry relative of Thompson to mock him over the murder.
One pal said: "From what I understand, they had a row.
"The photo was a way of sticking two fingers up at Robert."