Yes it will be interesting to see why he gets a new trial
I bet the Moxleys are livid.
This is such bullshit!
Poor Martha Moxley has been murdered twice over, first by Michael Skakel then again by the corrupt justice system in the state of Connecticut.
I never thought he killed that girl but who did? Probably someone who has never even been suspected.
The fix is in.
"If they let Jeffrey Skilling out, they should let me out. Many more have been destroyed by Enron than by me, er, whoever committed such an atrocious act upon a meaningless and unremarkable girl."
Well if michael didn't kill Martha then his brother did (can't remember his name). And do not forget that Martha was killed with one of Pappa Skakel's expensive golf clubs, not some run of the mill piece of wood.
They are the white Kennedys.
I look forward to the courtroom artist capturing Aunt Ethel's nasty habit.
Fuhrman got it right.
Kennedy on Skakel retrial order: 'It's a blessed event'
"Poor Martha Moxley has been murdered twice over, first by Michael Skakel then again by the corrupt justice system in the state of Connecticut."
Please, Connecticut doesn't have a corrupt justice system. You're probably some freeper from Alabama. And just because he's getting a new trial doesn't mean he will be found guilty.
He was probably convicted in the first place 27 years after the crime because the jury was anti-Kennedy. Plus, how can you convict someone nearly 3 decades later. Hopefully, he will be acquitted this time and can get on with his life.
The Kennedy family are as corrupt as the day is long. They can murder women, they can rape them with impunity. They will never ever be held responsible because assholes still hold JFK up as some kind of god when he was just a puppet of HIS father.
Are there really any people who think he didn't kill her? If it wasn't him, it must have been McDreamy (best shower scene on network/basic cable TV ever).
Well if she wasn't such a slut he wouldn't have killed her.
"The Kennedy family are as corrupt as the day is long. They can murder women, they can rape them with impunity"
Just another freeper whining about the Kennedies. They can murder women with impunity? ROFLMAO. Just because he is getting a new trial doesn't mean he will be found not guilty.
The Kennedys are America's Royal Family. The greatest tragedies in this nations history are the assassinations of JFK and RFK and of course, losing JFK Jr. who would have been President himself one day.
What are you going to say next? Yada, Yada, Yada?
Apparently the news hasn't trickled down to your tragic trailer park in your fly-over state.
P.S. Clinton isn't President anymore, either.
JFK Jr. was a dumb bunny and would never have been president.
It was either Michael Skakel or Thomas Skakel who actually killed her - both of them (and perhaps others) were involved in covering it up that night.
I have zero sympathy for Michael fucking Skakel.
Dominick Dunne is rolling over in his grave.
At least the Moxely girl was found with all of her internal organs.
And her feet, R23. Don't forget feet!
R1 = Nancy Grace
[quote]JFK Jr. was a dumb bunny and would never have been president.
His dad wasn't exactly a raging intellectual, but that didn't seem to matter on election day.
If he hadn't been part of the Kennedy family, he would have never been charged, never.
No evidence against him at all.
JFK Jr. would have been the hottest President ever!
"Apparently the news hasn't trickled down to your tragic trailer park in your fly-over state."
Really funny coming from a freeper. You're probably a fat redneck who sits around watching Fox News all day. Those people love to bitch about the Kennedies.
"His dad wasn't exactly a raging intellectual, but that didn't seem to matter on election day."
But I bet you think George W. Bush was a genius
[quote]His dad wasn't exactly a raging intellectual, but that didn't seem to matter on election day.
A "raging intellectual" no, he wasn't. He was, however, intelligent, witty, well-educated, sexy and a much more interesting person than you will ever be, R26.
What mattered on election day for Jack Kennedy was that he was a much better man and would make a far better president than Richard fucking Nixon, as later events proved. \t
DD did ongoing coverage. He called the verdict and I sided with him.
As foggy as my brain is, the handling of the murder reminds me of the mother's influence when our pet Dr. Amy BOOM! BOOM! Bishop first killed her brother.
The Kennedys, like the Bush family are nothing but lowlife scum that have magically found idiots to worship them and excuse their crimes.
No, R32, you are wrong to lump both families into the same boat. In your warped imagination and twisted perception of reality, they belong together. In reality, they are nothing like each other.
I'd like to see a fucking Bush who did as much good in the US Senate as Ted Kennedy, or a Bush president as beloved as JFK.
Your unfortunate mental illness has led you astray, dear. Take care of yourself.
Ted was all about that immigration lobby which has stuck us with horrific people coming in, taking our welfare and acting like terrorists. Fuck him. Fuck the Kennedys.
The Skakels were true white trash.
R27, are you familiar with the case AT ALL? How can you say there was no evidence against him?
"Please, Connecticut doesn't have a corrupt justice system."
Nor does Florida!
Well - They DO have a history of raping women and also of leaving women in cars to drown.
He is not really a Kennedy. He is a first cousin to RFK's kids since his father is Ethel's brother, but not related at all to the other Kennedys. During his arrest and trial, the other Kennedys were quick to point this out and completely distance themselves.
RFK's kids are trash (drug addicts, nanny fuckers and nurse beaters). I wouldn't be surprised at all if RFK Jr. had his estranged wife murdered and arranged for it to look like suicide.
for me, his changed story about masturbating in a tree proved his guilt.
As DNA technology arrived many years, Skakel probably thought they had his DNA (semen) so decades later came up with the masturbating in the tree story to explain why his DNA would be there.
Not only did he not reveal this story in earlier statements, the cops had no collected DNA as it was not available practice at the time of the murder.
Yes, R40, although law enforcement had no DNA samples, they let it be known that they did have DNA samples, just to see how the Skakels would react.
Lo and behold, both Michael Skakel and Tommy Skakel changed their alibis after 15 years to suddenly account for how their DNA (including Michael's semen) would happen to be present at the scene of the murder.
Michael absolutely initiated the murder. He may have had some help from Tommy a short while later - going back out and dragging the body away from the tree near the house. Michael claims to have climbed that tree and masturbated while looking into Martha's window. More likely he jacked off over her dying body after bashing in her skull with his mother's golf club.
After they moved the body further from the house, Tommy may have been the one who snapped the club in two and used the jagged edge of it to puncture Martha's throat. That is the actual wound that killed her. She would have died of the head wounds, but it would have taken longer. Whether he caused the throat wound or not, Michael was the one who attacked Martha in the first place.
I never heard that they had DNA evidence.
They didn't, R42. The police merely announced that DNA evidence would help them solve the crime. That was true in the theoretical sense. They let Tommy and Michael Skakel think they had DNA evidence (which they can legally do) just to see if that would scare them into changing their tune.
It worked. The Skakels presented newly embellished alibis that would "innocently" place their DNA on or near the body of Martha Moxley.
Geez, her annoying mother is still kicking, I would think that old bat would have bit the dust by now.
Great, just what we need, another psycho back on the streets.