by Max Brantley
A letter to the Academy said:
Because of public pressure that exploded due to gross misrepresentations of fact in the two previous documentaries, Michael’s killers were unjustly able to enter into a plea agreement, were released from prison and now pose additional threats to society.
We implore the Academy not to reward our child’s killers and the directors who have profited from one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated under the guise of a documentary film.
Joe Berlinger, who directed the documentary, expressed sympathy for the parents but said filmmakers believe in the defendants' innocence.