Child Murder in Australia Linked to Jamie Bulger Killer
Netlore Archive: Email rumors claim the murder of an 8-year-old girl in a Perth, Australia shopping center was perpetrated by one of the boys convicted of killing 2-year-old Jamie Bulger in Liverpool, England in 1993
Description: Email rumor
Circulating since: June 2006
Email example contributed by Jennie M., 28 June 2006:
Subject: FW: Justice
I didn't think this was true but a friend of a friend who works at Hakea prison confirmed he was there....
I got this message from a friend who works for the justice department ( I have removed her name for obvious reasons)
About 3 yrs ago when I was working at the prison we found out that one of the boys (at the time aged about 12) that abducted James Bulger from a shopping centre in the U.K., then brutally raped and murdered him, had reached the age of 18 and had been sent out to Australia with a new identity for his family, etc. Long story short is that he was given the name of Dante Arthurs, his grandfather's name is Arthur Dante, and his family moved into a house in Canning Vale. When the prison staff got wind of this it was all supposed to be kept hushed up, it was some sort of prisoner exchange deal the Aust Govt set up.
Soon after he got here he assaulted a 12 yrd old girl in a park in Canning Vale and consequently came to Hakea prison but for only about 6 weeks as they couldn't get enough evidence on him and the incident was brushed under the mat. His parents used to visit him and their photos were on the computers at work and I clearly recall seeing his mum at the Livingston shops one day. I even had his address and because I've got friends and family in the area, I felt I had a right to tell them, stuff the prisons!!
I had even driven past his house in Lakeview Rise estate in Canning Vale!
Anyway when this happened yesterday I said to Ron, it'd be interesting to see if it's that Dante Arthurs guy from the U.K. and sure enough today we find out that it is him. I am, along with a lot of others, absolutely furious that the mongrel arsehole was allowed to come here via the Govt in the first place and that he was allowed to appear to live a normal life!! Why haven't the police done something about this - he should not be allowed to breathe air, he is the scum of the earth. And tonight he would be sitting back in a comfortable cell in prison, having just had a reasonable hot dinner and be watching TV!
That innocent little girl and her poor family will never ever be the same again - all because the piss weak Justice System and Govt allowed him to live in our country! There is a register for paedophiles so that the community are allowed to know where they're living and yet this piece of shit can live on our back door stepwith a new identity. People winge about illegal immigrants, what about this?
It will be interesting to see what unfolds over the next few days, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if he's whisked out of the country in the same manner he was bought here, then again knowing our pathetic laws, we'll probably keep him here in our justice system, costing tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed and entertain him PLUS the do-gooders will believe in their minds that they can rehabilitate him!
I was just going to type "sorry " but I'm not at all sorry for alerting my friends to something that should be publicly known.
Stay safe, talk soon.
Comments: False. Police debunked this rumor shortly after it began circulating in the wake of the arrest of Dante Wyndham Arthurs for the sexual assault and murder of Sofia Rodriguez-Urritia-Shu at a Perth, Australia shopping center in June 2006. Investigators used fingerprint evidence to disprove allegations that Arthurs was one of two 10-year-old boys convicted of murdering the infant Jamie Bulger in Liverpool, England in 1993. Despite public outcry, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were released from prison and relocated under assumed names in 2001, but there is no evidence that either of them was transported to Australia. Investigators also confirmed that Dante Arthurs was born and raised in Western Australia.
Sources and further reading:
Police Info Refutes Bulger Link Rumors, Court Told
ABC News, 29 June 2006
Perth Accused Not Bulger Killer: Police
The Age, 28 June 2006
Man Charged over Murder of Girl, 8
News.com.au, 27 June 2006
Petition to Stop Release of Jamie Bulger's Killers
Netlore Archive, 1 June 2002
Last updated: 06/30/06