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Kennedy Connection In Young Girls Murder?

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In 1975, Martha Moxley, a smart, beautiful and happy girl was murdered in Greenwich, Connecticut. In 2002, Michael Skakel, who was her neighbor at the time, was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

Skakel is a Kennedy cousin and has been in prison for more than 11 years. Last month, a judge ruled that his trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to adequately represent Skakel in the 2002 trial. Skakel made the $1.2MM bail and will be given a new trial.

Dorothy Moxley, Martha’s mother, who now lives in Summit, New Jersey fully believes Skakel murdered her daughter. “It is too soon for me to know what I will do,” she said.

Moxley compared all of the medial attention surrounding the death of her daughter to a “3-ring circus,” and noted it was likely due to the Kennedy connection.

Still after all this time Dorothy is trying to make the best of this very sad situation. “This whole thing is about Martha. She’s been gone for 37 years now. Now I don’t think of what could have been, I just think of what I had and I’m thankful for those 15 years,” she said.


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