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The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger said she feels like she has let her son down after learning one of his killers will be released.
In an interview with Channel 5 News, Denise Fergus said: "I just can't believe how I'm getting treated and I don't know why they're treating me like this."
The father of James Bulger says the decision to release one of his son's killers from prison "filled him with terror". Speaking through his solicitor, Robin Makin, he added:
"Ralph fears that an innocent person may be mistaken for Jon Venables and be injured or even killed. If such occurs then Ralph will feel guilty of not having done enough to have prevented such an obvious tragedy."
In a short statement the Parole Board said: "We've had confirmation that all parties have been told and we can confirm that it was a release decision. He will be released."
Denise Fergus found out about the decision to release Jon Venables in a phone call this evening. Speaking from her home in Kirkby, Merseyside, she said:
In May, the mother of James Bulger urged the parole board not to release Jon Venables. Denise Fergus said he "remains a danger to society". She addressed the parole board by videolink from Probation Service offices near her home in Merseyside.
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Venables has been granted parole again. Last time, he was sent back to jail for distributing indecent images of children.
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