Martha Moxley lost her life at just 15 years old, and the main suspects were close to her, people she would never imagine would bring her teenage life to an end.
Her brutal murder in 1975 remains to be one of the most hotly debated puzzles to date. It took an anguishing long 27 years, for a suspect to be convicted of the crime.
Maybe it took this long because of the suspect’s identity, Michael Skakel. He was a member of the Kennedy Family. John. F. Kennedy is a former president of America.
Martha Moxley was born on 30th August 1960. Martha grew up in California with her parents and elder brother, John. The family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1974.
Martha was friendly and easy-going. She easily made friends and was voted “best personality” in middle school. She was an intelligent student and had everything going well for her until her untimely demise.
In 1975, Martha wrote about Michael Skakel, who was 15 years old at the time, and her neighbor. In her diary, Martha wrote that she needed to stop going to Michael’s house. Months after, she was murdered.
Michael Skakel was convicted for the crime and served eleven years in prison. However, his conviction was overturned, and he was released in 2013.
The Beginning Of The End
Robert is married to Ethel Skakel. Michael and Thomas Skakel are the nephews of Ethel. Michael and Thomas grew up in a messed up family, where alcoholism and repressive catholic morals ruled.
In 1973, their mother died and the father sort of deserted them. The family became a madhouse, with lack of parental supervision.
Teenagers frequented the house, and that’s how Martha Moxley met the duo. Martha wrote of how Tom Skakel made s*xual advances towards her in her diary, and Michael wasn’t too happy about it.
She noted that Michael was being an asshole and said some hurtful things to her, telling her to stop leading Tom. Her diary entries would be later used in court, in Michael’s trial for her murder.