- Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn't Commit
Beskrivelse: In 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxleys body was found in the backyard of her familys Connecticut home. Moxley's neighbors, who were members of Americas beloved Kennedy family, may have been involved. What ensued was a media firestorm and a whodunit that transfixed the nation, and nearly 25 years later, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel went to jail for murder. Now, as Skakel's conviction is overturned and he awaits a retrial, his cousin, acclaimed activist and writer Robert Kennedy, Jr., has taken matters into his own hands to get the charges dropped and clear his cousins name.This startling exposea page-turning, true story of murder, romance, and fameis the story of Skakels conviction that the public has never before been privy to. It is the product of hundreds of interviews with Skakel and those who knew him, Martha Moxley, and what may have happened on Halloween eve, 1975. It also explores why Kennedy believes Skakel has yet to receive a fair trial, and why he demands the original verdict be overturned.This is a heart-wrenching story with a powerful cast of characters. It opens the doors for the public into what was once a perfect Greenwich community and how a crime shook an elite family. It demonstrates how a media firestorm can wrongly convict someone - before they ever stride into the courtroom. Kennedy presents the case and new evidence through enlightening text, photographs, and new interviews, and allows readers to decide, given the facts, what they believe really happened to Martha and if Michael Skakel should finally walk free.
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