Will Cops Ever Catch Martha Moxley’s Murderer?
A Kennedy cousin was convicted—then set free. Will Martha Moxley’s family ever see her real killer locked up?
The new prosecutor in Martha Moxley’s murder, Jonathan Benedict, announced the indictment against Michael Skakel—nephew of Robert F. Kennedy—at a January 2000 press conference. Michael surrendered later that day at Greenwich Police headquarters.
His older brother Tommy Skakel—who had been the last person seen with Martha—subsequently spoke to a Greenwich Time reporter. “I obviously feel relief I’m not public enemy No. 1,” Tommy was quoted saying, adding, “I know certainly Michael didn’t do it.”