"October 30, 1975: In the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, the night before Halloween was commonly known as "mischief night" or sometimes "doorbell night". On this particular evening, 15-year-old Martha Moxley, and her friends, set out for an night of harmless pranks; spraying shaving cream, throwing eggs and toilet paper around the neighborhood before stopping at the home of Tommy and Michael Skakel. "
"The Skakel brothers were well know in the neighborhood for their behavior and lack of discipline -- and also because they were the nephews of Ethel Skakel-Kennedy
, widow of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy
The Moxley's and Skakel's lived in Belle Haven, a gated community in Greenwich, an affluent area of town where Hollywood actors live and former President George Bush grew up.
Sometime between 9:30 and 11 p.m. that night, Martha left the Skakel house. Home was only 150 yards away, but Martha never made it. Martha's body was found the next day under a tree in her back yard...."
"...The case regained national attention in 1993 when "A Season in Purgatory
," Dominick Dunne's best-selling novel based on the murder, was published. Dunne, who later wrote extensively about the O.J. Simpson trial, encouraged Mark Fuhrman
to investigate the case." "Dunne became fascinated with the story after covering the 1991 rape trial of William Kennedy Smith
for Vanity Fair."
"Fuhrman's book "Murder in Greenwich"
was released in 1998 and publicly named Tommy's younger brother Michael Skakel as the prime suspect."
"In May 1998, a three-judge panel approved prosecutors' request for a grand jury investigation. The state's chief court administrator then appointed Bridgeport Superior Court Judge George N. Thim to investigate evidence gathered by the Greenwich Police and the State Attorney's office. "
"...May 4, 2002 a trial held in Norwalk, CT which took four weeks."
"June 7, 2002: After four days of deliberations, the jury found Michael Skakel Guilty as Charged. "
Two of the participants/expert witnesses
in the Skakel trial included Dr. Henry Lee
and Dr. H. Wayne Carver.
From the Fuhrman book link above, it appears that Dr. Michael Baden
was requested by Fuhrman to give his opinion on the autopsy evidence as well.
Skakel's attorney, according to his Wiki
"... has frequently appeared as a commentator on MSNBC, CNBC, Court TV, Fox News, and CNN, and has been employed as a legal analyst on CBS News, appearing on the CBS Early Show and CBS Evening News." Attendees of his wedding (to another Fox legal analyst) included many celebrities -- several journalists and news personalities as well as a prominent Film Director/Producer, Police Chief, and State District Attorney.
Martha Moxley is not in the SSDI.
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/noto ... dex_1.html