Conviction : Solving the Moxley Murder: A Reporter and Detective's Twenty-Year Search for Justice
On October 30, 1975, fifteen–year–old Martha Moxley was brutally murdered in her backyard on the way home from the house of her Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbors Tommy and Michael Skakel. Her murder made national headlines. But for years no one was arrested, despite troubling clues pointing to the Skakels, a rich and powerful family related to the Kennedys. Enter Leonard Levitt. When two newspapers asked Levitt to look into the murder Levitt soon uncovered groundbreaking information about what had happened that night and subsequently, in the police investigation. But for years, Levitt's superiors mysteriously refused to publish the stories. Convinced that the Moxley family deserved peace and closure at last, Levitt refused to give up. Finally, after Levitt's first article appeared, the case was reopened. Frank Garr, a seasoned Greenwich detective, was appointed investigator on the Moxley case. He pursued unexplored leads and became increasingly convinced that for over a decade, his colleagues had been pursuing the wrong suspects. At first mistrustful of one another, Levitt and Garr became friends, encouraging each other in their quest for the truth as the obstacles against them piled up. In 2002, more than twenty–five years after Moxley's death, thanks largely to Garr's work, Michael Skakel was convicted of the murder.
- Paperback | 305 pages
- 152.4 x 223.5 x 25.4mm | 317.52g
- 11 Oct 2005
- Harper Paperbacks
- Illustrations, unspecified