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How Norway dealt with its 'Bulger' case

A Norwegian woman whose child was killed by two six-year-old boys is still glad they were not punished or removed from their families - but says 16 years on, she lives in fear of one of them.

The story has sometimes been compared to the James Bulger case in Britain, which saw two 10-year-olds take two-year-old James from a Merseyside shopping centre and murder him on a railway line.

But when five-year-old Silje Redergard was beaten and left to freeze to death by her attackers in October 1994 there was no dramatic trial.

The boys were left with their families, helped by psychiatrists and social workers. And the newspapers dropped the story.

For some, it illustrated how a progressive Norway was able to handle a child killing in a more mature way than Britain. Even the girl's mother, Beate, said she agreed to the lack of punishment.

But now, in her first broadcast interview f


Added: Mar-23-2010 Occurred On: Mar-19-2010
By: Tyrfingr
Tags: Beate, Bulger, Murder, Norway, Norwegian
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  • this is the most fucked up thing I have ever read, she should contact the local Russian mob for some justice

    looks like the nordic went from Vikings to snow in vagina in a matter of centuries

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  • Totally insane

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  • incredible ... to put all the more burden to the victims family and leaving them alone while trying to give those murderes a "normal" life after what they did. This is not just!

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  • Given how easy that country goes on murderers; she should just kill the two little bastards. What will they give her, a fine?

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  • Rejecting punitive measures is the right idea but the end goal of the alternative therapy a criminal receives should be reform. If this is not achieved, then the criminal remains a threat to society and should be kept in prison. The norwegean system has a serious flaw in this regard.

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