In 1993, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, both 10 years old, took 2-year-old James
Bulger by the hand and led the trusting toddler out of a shopping mall in Liverpool,
England. Once away from the mall, they spent hours torturing him before beating him
to death, reports said.
In 1984, Joshua Phillips' mother was cleaning his room when she discovered the dead
body of their 8-year-old neighbor, Maddie Clifton, under his bed. The 14-year-old
Phillips says he accidentally hit the girl in the eye with a baseball bat and then
panicked when she screamed, so he took her to his room and beat and then stabbed her
until she stopped.
Alyssa Bustamente was 15 when she confessed to luring her 9-year-old neighbor
Elizabeth Olten into a nearby forest and killing her in 2009. "I strangled them and
slit their throat and stabbed them now they're dead," Bustamante wrote in her diary
at the time. "It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the 'ohmygawd I can't do this'
feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. I'm kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I
gotta go to church now...lol." In February, she was sentenced to life in prison.
Eric Harris -- who, with his friend Dylan Klebold, killed 13 people and injured 24
others when they opened fire at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 -- had
several of the hallmarks of being a psychopath. As ABC News points out, he was
described as "controlling, manipulative, and sadistic, but very much in touch with
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