Parents of a child killed at the age of two of two elderly children in Liverpool have asked the short film to be withdrawn from Oscar nominations and not spread, the French press reported. In 1993, ten-year-old John Wincles and Robert Thomson kidnapped, tortured and killed the young James Booger in Liverpool. The body of the child was discovered two days ago by a railway line. The case is the whole of the United Kingdom.
Irish director Vincent Lamb creates a 30-minute film for him titled "Detention". The film is presented as "a real story based on police protocols and recordings," writes today. The parents of the murdered child, Denis Fergus and Ralph Bugger, urged the director to withdraw the short film from Oscar nominees and to give up his distribution. They said they disagreed on the film.
The petition to remove the retention from the Oscars race collected 112,000 signatures this morning.
Lisa Young, the initiator of the petition, noted that the American Film Academy "did not hear the resentment and completely ignored the petition".
Juvenile perpetrators were released on probation in 2001 with altered identity in order to avoid possible repression.
In February 2018, one of the perpetrators, John Ventures, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for possession of pedophile pornographic material. Eight years earlier, in 2010, he was sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of photographing child pornography.