CT - Michael Skakel & the murder of Martha Moxley, Greenwich, 1975 *Not Guilty*

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  1. IceIce9

    IceIce9 Well-Known Member

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    The court rarely grants motions for reconsideration, dismissing most in a matter of weeks. Skakel’s is a rare exception that has been pending for more than a year.

    $$$$$$$ = rare exception
     


  2. IceIce9

    IceIce9 Well-Known Member

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    From the article:

    I am thinking that with better DNA analysis available today this crime would have been solved quickly. Evidence from the above, as well as DNA on the golf shaft.

    Side note: a tree outside her residence? What a pervert. MOO
     
  3. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Well, just dammit.
    Money talks, bu!!sh|t walks.
     
  4. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Connecticut Won't Retry Kennedy Cousin In Martha Moxley Murder Case

    10/30/2020

    Updated at 4: 30 p.m. ET

    Connecticut prosecutors are closing the door on the 45-year-old murder case involving Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who was previously accused of bludgeoning to death his 15-year-old neighbor Martha Moxley in Greenwich.

    Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. said Friday — exactly 45 years after Moxley's death — that the state will not seek a second trial for Skakel.

    During a hearing in Stamford Superior Court, Colangelo filed what is known as a "nolle" — a legal declaration allowing for the case in question to be dismissed after 13 months, his office confirmed to NPR.

    The decision comes after Colangelo's review of the case found that of 51 potential prosecution witnesses, 17 have died, making it difficult to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, his office said.
     
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  5. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the state will give Skakel back his golf club?
     
  6. skyedaze

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    well it's not a full set..as we know
     
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  7. skyedaze

    skyedaze Well-Known Member

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    The tree is BS excuse for his um..DNA...being present. And he wouldn't need to climb a tree anyway, she was under the tree..where he left her..and his DNA.
    What a shame. Bless her.
     
  8. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    45 years ago...

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    Martha Moxley, 15 years old, Murdered 31 October 1975
     
  9. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Been thinking of Mrs. Moxley and watched all 3 episodes of Murder & Justice (June 2019) in tribute.

    The Moxley family had only lived in the neighborhood for a year when Martha was murdered. I don't think I'd heard this before. The Moxley home is long gone -- two homes exist on the property today. The Skakel home is still there and reportedly looks pretty much the same as it did 45 years ago.

    Watch Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley Videos | Oxygen Official Site
     
  10. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    Michael Skakel
     
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  11. MajorHoople

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    Thanks for the photos. It reminds us that Martha was the victim, not the Skakels.
     
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    What a smirk.

    jmho ymmv lrr
     
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  13. Skigirl

    Skigirl Verified expert in neuroscience

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    My thoughts are with her mother -- who has always seemed just lovely -- and her brother.
     
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