London - (Reuterus): CPS sources have vehemently denied that James Bulger's convicted killer has already been tried and found guilty by a redtop media hellbent on prejudging complex criminal issues.
But defence barristers have said they fear Jon Venables has little chance of a fair trial following child porn charges filed today.
A deposition before Old Bailey judge Mr Justice Bean outlined demands for a continued alias to guarantee Venables an even chance in the forthcoming October trial.
The move follows widespread calls for suspension of reporting restrictions that would allow publication of his image.
Venables' parole licence was rescinded in February following a dawn raid by child porn cops.
He had enjoyed nearly a decade of anonimity following the partial suspension of his Bulger sentence, living under an assumed ID arranged by the police and probation service.
Robert Thompson is 69.