When we hear the term “child killer” we usually think of an adult who preys on children. This is an exception. In London, UK this month, British police arrested two girls and boy, 11 and 12 years old, on suspicion of attempting to murder a five-year-old boy.
The boy, Anthony, suffered serious injuries when the other children allegedly tried to strangle him by tying him to a tree with a rope around his neck. One could be inclined to excuse this as simply children playing, with no malicious intent. But such certainly wasn’t the case in 1993 when two ten-year-olds murdered a toddler, James Bulger, under similar circumstances.