‘Reservoir Dogs’ killer who tortured teen to death ‘smiles in restaurant selfie’

A convicted killer who tortured a schoolboy to death uploaded a selfie of himself smiling and enjoying a meal in a restaurant, according to reports.

In 1999, 15-year-old Michael Moss was lured to a playing field in Liverpool, stripped naked, beaten and then stabbed 49 times in a two-hour torture session.

The murder was dubbed the ‘Reservoir Dogs killing’ as a court was told how Mark McKeefrey, Allan Bentley and Graham Neary attempted to sever one of Michael’s ears.

They even sang ‘Stuck In The Middle With Yo’u as they recreated a scene from the 1990s Tarantino movie.

All three were found guilty of murder after a high profile trial and jailed for life.

But the three killers have all been released on licence over recent years after completing the minimum tariffs of their prison sentences.

Now McKeefrey, who was 16 at the time of the murder, has posted the selfie type photograph on Facebook , Liverpool ECHO reports.

The photograph shows the killer smiling as he tucks into a salad in a restaurant.

The social media account, which it is understood also featured other images, has since been deleted.

The person who sent it to the ECHO said: "In some of the pictures McKeefrey had a partner with him.

"We just hope she knows who he really is. I would hate to think he has misled her about his horrific past."

Their innocent victim was lured to Moss Lane playing field in Litherland by the boys, where Bentley, who thought Michael was seeing his former girlfriend, was waiting for him.

Michael was found on the grass near Litherland Moss primary school on November 13, 1999. He had suffered over 100 separate injuries.

McKeefrey is said to have tried to sever Michael’s ear with a broken vodka bottle while singing during the depraved act.

Michael, originally from Thornton, was a resident at a local children’s home.

The baseness of the case evoked comparisons with the killing of James Bulger, who was abducted and murdered by Robert Thompson and Jon Venables six years earlier.

McKeefrey and Bentley had both been expelled from Litherland High and sent to a special school in the Formby area prior to the murder.

Their direct involvement in a crime which shocked the country baffled the staff at the Pinefield centre in Formby.

After Michael’s murder the director of education at Sefton Education Authority said: "Bentley and McKeefrey were expelled from Litherland High for a violent attack on a boy which caused him serious injury.

"But we never saw any sign of anything to this extent, and the headteachers at Pinefield would all say the same."

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Michael’s mother, Liz Moss, has spent years lobbying the authorities to try and keep her son’s killers behind bars.

"She once opposed an application to decategorise McKeefrey from a Category C facility to an open prison.

Mrs Moss declined to comment.

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