Richard Burns and Tori Holland, childhood friends of Martha Moxley, speak out about the case for the first time since her murder to "48 Hours.". Evaristos constituents represent a well-kept secret of Greenwichnot everyone is rich. In 1992, at the behest of a Skakel family attorney, a prestigious Long Island private investigative firm, Sutton Associates, began re-investigating the murder of Martha Moxley. Looking at the evidence, your honor, looking at the state of the case, it is my belief that the state cannot prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt, he said. In 1975, Moxley's 15-year-old daughter, Martha, was brutally murdered bludgeoned and stabbed to death with a golf club in the exclusive, gated community of Belle Haven, Connecticut. Michael told police that after watching "Monty Python's Flying Circus" at his cousin Jimmy Terrien's house, he came home around 11:30 p.m. and went straight to bed, but he told his dad's investigators another story: MICHAEL SKAKEL (audio recording): And I remember thinking, oh my God, if I tell anybody that I was out that night, they're going to say I did it. State of Connecticut Dept. Nancy Kramer is the executive editor. It was Stairway to Heaven. / CBS News, [This story previously aired on November 6, 2021. And the friends are so embarrassed that they leave and go home, leaving Martha with Tommy. The Murder of Martha Moxley and the Kennedy Connection. Erin Moriarty: And how big a story was that? The Skakels were cousins of the Kennedys. After spending more than a decade in prison for the murder, in 2013 a judge granted Skakel a new trial, saying his first attorney failed to adequately represent him. And then of course there was Michael's own words from that tell-all book proposal. And Michael Skakel claimed that Sherman failed to focus on a more viable suspect in Moxley's murder: Michael's own brother, Tommy. Al Hasbrouck declined to be interviewed, and "48 Hours" was unable to reach Burton Tinsley. He never knew Martha. Skakel's team argued that these missed opportunities would have created "reasonable doubt" for the jury, and the judge agreed. It is many of these same people who are most bitter about the Moxley case and use it as a chance to vent longstanding frustrations about their better-off neighbors. A good number work for the wealthy. Sherman never presented evidence of Tommy's infamous temper. In November 2020, Kennedy insisted to "48 Hours" that Tony Bryant has no reason whatsoever to lie about Al Hasbrouck and Burton Tinsley. The demolition of the home where a teenager was killed 25 years ago could be delayed by the trial of the man accused of murdering her. But the judge wasn't persuaded and ruled against Michael Skakel. Ethel Kennedy, wife of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was originally Ethel Skakel, Rushtons sister, and a Greenwich girl. Dorothy Moxley was sure that even on Doorbell Night her daughter would not stray too far from home. For this, Skakel, too, suffers a special kind of hell. On October 30, 2020, 45 years after Martha Moxley's murder, the State of Connecticut announced Michael Skakel would not be retried. A lot with Dicky ". But the youth claims the cops have kept after him and, in their way, harrassed him until his family finally hired a lawyer for his protection. Everywhere I went, there was a cop following me, sometimes in an unmarked car, sometimes not. This treatment culminated on his eighteenth birthday last April 14, when, Thomas says, he went to Boodles, a local watering spot, for his first legal drink with some friends. You should also label each packet with the variety name, date, and a brief description (e.g. Outside of court, he told reporters that he still believed Skakel was responsible for his sisters death. Erin Moriarty: I mean, did you ever ask him point-blank? Authorities found no evidence to prove Littleton was involved. MICHAEL SKAKEL (in court): Mickey had me believing he was the real deal. CNN Sans & 2016 Cable News Network. Nov. 19, 2013. In 1955, George Skakel, Sr., Rushtons father and the founder of Great Lakes Carbon, along with his wife Anne, took off from Bridgeport Airport in the company plane, a converted World War II bomber. HUBERT SANTOS: You knew that Tommy Skakel was the last person to see Martha Moxley alive? With lush green lawns underfoot and giant shade trees arching overhead, the private grounds of Belle Haven are like lovely, verdant living rooms. Lasting impressions of a life ended too soon. Whoever murdered Martha Moxley had up to fifteen hours to cover his (or her) tracks before the body was found; fifteen hours to dispose of the section of golf club, wash off the blood, wash or dispose of bloodied clothes, and compose an alibi. At about 9:10 p.m., Helen lx walked home without incident; Geoff left shortly after. Hes a good boy, a lovely boy. The deadline for sending in seeds was October 15th, but there are still plenty of ways to get involved. Martha headed across the street to hang out with her very wealthy neighbors, the Skakel family. Erin Moriarty: But it wasn't just Tommy who changed his story, was it? Michael Skakel was being represented by a well-known local defense attorney: Mickey Sherman. In her entry, Martha doesn't mention Tony and she never uses the word strangers. Lynne Tuohy: This case has been a long and winding road, a very painful case emotionally for many people. A few days after Martha's murder, on November 4, 1975, about 500 people gathered for her funeral. They were allowed to do whatever they'd like. Len Levitt (2003): And now they announce a reward and a hotline. Tori Holland: I think it's they're trying to find a scapegoat. Of the five, three manned the posts and two others patrolled. Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. At the dance he kept putting his arms around me making moves.". They are buying into a town that had experienced murder only four times in the last thirty years; a town that was chosen one of the ten safest communities in America in a 1974Esquire magazine survey. It is also known as Radiator Charlies Mortgage Lifter, after Charles Byles (1890-1976), an auto mechanic, This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our, MARTHA MOXLEY/ MICHAEL SKAKEL MURDER DISCUSSION, "It's an ugly house, what can I tell you?" She never made it. Reporter Len Levitt, now deceased, was interviewed in 2003. We have followed every lead you could think of, says Captain of Detectives Thomas Keegan, the thirty-seven-year-old ex-Marine who heads the investigation. Erin Moriarty: As we sit here today, no one has been convicted of Martha Moxley's murder. Reilly won his freedom only after he attracted the attention and the financial help of his community and of celebrities such as playwright Arthur Miller and author William Styron. That very security, in fact, was one of the main reasons that David Moxley had chosen Belle Haven. Some five hundred people attended Marthas funeral November 4 at First Lutheran Church. At the dance, he kept putting his arms around me and making moves.". Murder Sites If the kid is from Chickahominy, they take him to jail. Adds the firemans companion, Ive gone to the slammer and Ive seen them go home. Them is the rich, who run Greenwich, according to Evaristo and others. Gregory Coleman recounted to a local news reporter what he says Michael Skakel told him when they attended Elan, a reform school. Check out the Martha Moxley . Developed by William Estler in the 1940s, this tomato is known for its large size, sweet flavor, and disease resistance. Lynne Tuohy: Tommy told the Sutton investigators that he did not go into his house at 9:30, he stayed outside making out with Martha for 20 minutes mutual petting. In 2020 the state of Connecticut announced it would not re-try Michael Skakel for Moxley's murder. Led by Captain Keegan, crouching with a camera behind a parked car, the plainclothes detectives were filming the funeral-goers, recording who came and how they behaved. Lynne Tuohy: It was a Toney Penna 6-iron golf club. Tori Holland: You have no sense of peace. How a tragic boating crash is connected to the family of Alex Murdaugh, Five deaths with a connection to Alex Murdaugh's family investigated, Husband of woman murdered with an ax convicted 40 years after her death. HUBERT SANTOS: Did you know that he strangled a fellow classmate right in front of his teacher? After 18 months and more than 40 witnesses, the grand jury indicted Michael Skakel for murder 24 years after Martha's death. Mr. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel. But at a hearing to present the new evidence, Bryant refused to testify under oath. Martha Moxley had been beaten and stabbed with a Toney Penna golf club. When Martha still wasn't home by around 2 a.m., Dorthy called the house of her daughter's friend Sheila McGuire, whose mom . We achieved our fantasy. If the cops find a kid drunk-driving from somewhere like Belle Haven, they drive him home. HUBERT SANTOS: You spent most of your time talking to the media, right? Tori Holland: Their father traveled quite a bit. Hannah Vair is the associate producer. It happened all the time; besides, kids were especially devilish on a night like this. Produced by Asena Basak and Josh Gelman. He claims that either Hasbrouck or Tinsley bragged about wanting to hurt someone. Although Coleman had died from a drug overdose before the trial began, his testimony from an earlier hearing was read to the jury. Martha kept a diary which became evidence after her murder. Martha Moxley had been beaten and stabbed with a Toney Penna golf club. [Editor's note, September 2021] As described below, this 1977 feature article looks at the infamous 1975 murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley of Greenwich. Remember, Michael told police that after watching "Monty Python" at his cousin's house, he came back home around 1130 p.m. and went straight to bed. Steve Carroll: It was a maniacal attack that should have stopped but didn't. Former Hartford Courant reporter and "48 Hours" consultant Lynne Tuohy. Richard Burns: They just had a lot more attitude about, you know, they could do anything. Moxley was last seen alive spending time at the home of the Skakel family, across the street from her home in Belle Haven. Lynne Tuohy: Driving the nail into the coffin of Michael Skakel, in terms of a guilty verdict. Investigators honed in on the Skakel tutor, speculating that his downfall could be rooted in his involvement in Martha's murder. The "Dicky" she mentioned is actually Richard Burns, who says he was with Martha much of that night. "Dear Diary, today is the last day of '74. The most recent Skakel death was in 1973, when Rushtons wife Anne, Thomass and Michaels mother, died at forty-one after an extended illness. Colangelo said that he had basically reinvestigated the case and found no additional evidence to present. Armed with Bryant's story, Skakel's defense team requested a new trial. For 20 years, investigators seemed stymied in their effort to find Martha's killer, but all that changed in 1995 when someone leaked the Sutton Report to the press. I must say I like the Skakel house at 71 Otter Rock a lot better. The scene outside was circus-like. ", Bryant stated that while his friends never mentioned Martha Moxley by name . Police later found a matching golf club from the same set on the Skakel property. They were a tightknit foursome, the Moxleys, playing doubles at the Belle Haven Beach Club, going out on the town, or on vacation together. Robert Marchant July 31, 2017. After only a year in town, Martha was chosen the girl with the best personality by her classmates. Bizarre tragedies would strike twice more in the year following George, Jr. s death. But that theory seemed flimsy to many people. Michael told police he left with his brothers and cousin, while Martha and her friends stayed behind with Tommy. Police began taking a hard look at the Skakels and they would find what sounded like tantalizing clues left by Martha herself in her diary. Tori Holland: I think she would've done great things. Below is an evolving list of Connecticut natives and state prep school football players in the Class of 2023 who have signed letters of intent to play football in college. In her diary, the month before her death, Martha wrote: "Michael was so totally out of it that he was being a real ass----. Years went by, and Martha's murder became a cold case. First published on November 5, 2021 / 8:24 AM. Officials have reopened the case. Rushton Skakel is chairman of the board of the Great Lakes Carbon Corporation, a $100-million-a-year industrial giant that is reportedly the nations largest producer of industrial coke. There is lots of evidence that ties them to the crime. Richard Burns: basically you would throw toilet paper into the trees . Martha's family had moved to the neighborhood a year earlier from California and Martha wasted no time becoming the "It Girl.". What's more, Hasbrouck's attorney is baffled as to why anyone would believe Tony Bryant. In 1995, a leaked document from an investigation ordered by Rushton Skakel pointed a finger at Michael Skakel for the first time. Their findings became known as The Sutton Report. In 1991, the trial of another Kennedy cousin - William Kennedy Smith - who was charged with rape in Florida, but acquitted, would open a new chapter in the Moxley case. Officials have reopened the case. No, Martha was not there.and he looked, he didn't look healthy. The autopsy by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Elliot Gross concluded that Martha Moxley died of multiple lacerations of the skull and contusions and lacerations of the brain. Martha was not just struck down, but was beaten repeatedlywith an iron golf club. The plane exploded in the air over Oklahoma. I know that boy. At least 12 dead after winter storm slams South, Midwest, The Saturday Six: Dental device controversy, scientist's bug find and more, Indonesia fuel depot fire kills 18; more than a dozen missing, 3 children killed, 2 others wounded at Texas home, Man charged for alleged involvement in 2 transformer explosions, Nikki Haley slams potential GOP contenders, and Trump and George W. Bush, Duo of 81-year-old women plan to see the world in 80 days, Tom Sizemore, actor known for "Saving Private Ryan" and "Heat," dies at 61, Alex Murdaugh trial: What to know about the double murder case. So, Kennedy and Michael's attorneys tracked Bryant down in Florida. Speaking with CNN after the hearing, Skakels attorney, Stephan Seeger, maintained that his client was innocent. Michael was 41 years old when his trial began. Kennedy says Bryant wouldn't testify without immunity, so Skakel's attorneys played his video statement. He also said that of 51 potential witnesses, 17 of them are now deceased. Lynne Tuohy: I think it very well may have been the lynchpin. Bryant said that Hasbrouck met Martha during previous trips to Belle Haven; at a street fair and again at a dance. Following Colangelos announcement, neither Skakel nor his attorney addressed the court. It's very upsetting. Moxley, who was 15 at the time, was beaten to death with a golf club on Oct. 30, 1975 in the Belle Haven neighborhood in Greenwich. Levitt says police initially considered Tommy a strong suspect, but it turns out that even if Tommy lied about writing that paper, he had an alibi witness. Teenager Thomas Skakel, son of a wealthy and well-connected Greenwich family, figures prominently in the unsolved murder of his neighbor, Martha Moxley. its a one-armed battle we cant win against gossip. Discovery Company. Lesley Stahl: If I did this on "48 Hours" I'd be fired. Like others in Belle Haven, she feels the need to defend him. Theres a lot of resentment that they havent found the murderer and people think they are shielding someone, says Josephine Evaristo, who for forty-three years has been an elected representative to Greenwichs governing body, the Representative Town Meeting. The authorities say Miss Moxley was attacked in the driveway of her family's home on Oct. 30, 1975. He noticed nothing unusual about Tommy, and that's significant because Martha had been murdered violently. We danced the whole night. But there were problems with that theory. Richard Burns: Years later, I ended up playing some golf with him a bunch of times. First, make sure your seeds are dry before sending them in. The lawyer for Michael Skakel, who is charged with the 1975 killing of the teenager, Martha Moxley, said he might seek to preserve the mansion so jurors could visit it. MICKEY SHERMAN: He was going to invoke the Fifth Amendment no matter what we did. Lynne Tuohy: It was never supposed to see the light of day. They're listening to music. Captain Keegan says the police are close-mouthed because their talking could jeopardize eventual prosecution of a suspect. June 4, 2022 / 10:04 PM METRO NEWS BRIEFS: CONNECTICUT; Suspect Tries to Delay Razing of Moxley House, He was doing 20 to 25 bags of heroin a day. Conn. Since then, its been unclear if a new trial would be held. The family name, of course, appeared in news accounts, including frontpage stories in the New York Times and Daily News. Skakel was convicted in 2002 but was released from prison in 2013 when courts ordered a new trial. His plane went down in Riggins, Idaho, while on an elk-hunting expedition. They never . That has changed. Addressing the Stamford Superior Court on Friday, States Attorney Richard Colangelo said the state would no longer pursue charges against Skakel. Later, an official silence fell over the case as police clamped down and would not release the tiniest tidbit of information. "The first words he ever said to me was, 'I'm going to get away with murder. But the rumor mill could not have had a juicier subject than the Skakel clan being close to a murder; the Skakels, that large family with a lavish lifestyle and an occasional flair for the eccentric. In 2003, Tony Bryant was videotaped by Michael Skakel's team. Dorthy Moxley [2000]: "I'm Dorthy Moxley and I live across the street and I'm looking for my daughter Martha. More than a year and hundreds of false leads later, two investigators, Detectives James Lunney and Stephen Carroll, remain assigned almost full-time to find out why Martha was killed and to hunt down her slayer. 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. HUBERT SANTOS: Was Michael Skakel one of them? However, to my mind the actual location should be further from the house. It [ the murder] is still in the back of my mind and Im sure its in everyone elses. The killing has especially put tremendous pressure on some Belle Haven children, Mrs. McGuire says, because it is widely believed that Martha's killer is not only a local resident, but one of the neighborhood youths who was with her that night. Lunney just wanted to remind him that he was still a suspect by telling him, I may have to be on this case for a hundred years, but Im gonna prove you did it or you didnt do it. Thomas Skakel says this incident led his attorney to consider going to court for a restraining order to prevent police from even approaching him. Bobby and Teddy Kennedy canceled speaking tours and RFK came to Greenwich as a pallbearer at the funeral. Its the first day of the rest of his life.. Lynne Tuohy: There were no more leads to pursue. Circumstance put Thomas Skakel on the lawn with Martha that night; there was nothing else to link him to the crime. Her body is found bludgeoned and stabbed, half-hidden beneath pine trees. You have no peace. / CBS News. Tori Holland: I did not know she was spending the time that she was spending with them. Moxley went missing on October 30, 1975, after a night of partying with Skakel, his older brother Tommy Skakel and other teenagers in an affluent gated community in Greenwich, Connecticut. Links:, 47,727 views 7.4 ( 14 votes) Categories Events > Murder Sites Comments One of the most effective ways to protect your garden from pests is to use natural predators. appreciated. On October 30, 1975, 15-year old Martha Moxley left her home to join her friends in her town's "mischief night", where neighborhood kids would run around to cause trouble in the posh and . On the eve of Halloween in 1975, when Martha didn't return home from a night out in the neighborhood, her mother Dorthy alerted the police and began calling Martha's friends. The group was playing harmless Halloween pranks like doorbell ditch and generally having a good time in each others' company. Tommy admitted to his father's investigators that all those years ago, in 1975, he had lied to the police. Eight months after Michael Skakel was sent off to prison, Kennedy got a tip he believed would reveal Martha's real killers. For Dorthy Moxley, time has done little to ease her loss. Burton Tinsley and Al Hasbrouck don't deny that they had been to belle haven on several occasions. In October 2020, Michael Skakel received another piece of good news when the Connecticut state's attorney announced they would not retry him, saying the state couldn't prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. And remembered that around 1 a.m. the next morning, she began calling Martha's friends and alerted the police. At the time of her death, the girl was only fifteen. Len Levitt (2003): The report was devastating to the Skakel family. by Bipin Dimri. Since 1975, the tony neighborhood of Belle Haven, in Greenwich, Connecticut has been haunted by the death of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old girl who was bludgeoned with a golf club. Martha flourished as the new girl in town, and nine months after her arrival, she was voted the most popular girl at Western Junior High School, according to CNN. It had been broken in half by the repeated impact. You've lost it all," Martha's childhood friend Tori Holland told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty in "The Diary of Martha Moxley". There was no new evidence. By Daniel E. Slotnik and Kristin Hussey While Browne did not name the family or say who advised them to remain silent, he might as well have, judging from public reaction. That decision was ultimately upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court. GREGORY COLEMAN (news report): He had made advances towards her and she rejected his advances and quote, unquote, that he drove her skull in with a golf club. He also fired Ken Littleton whose life unraveled shortly after. There's no physical evidence to tie them to the crime. "I know I talked to Tommy once or twice, Martha wasn't there," Dorthy said. Moxleys brother, John, addressed the court to thank law enforcement and express his agreement with the decision not to pursue a retrial. Six months later, he overturned Skakel's conviction. said Chris Fountain, a Greenwich real estate agent who has toured the interior. In 2000, Michael Skakel was charged with her murder. He was convicted in 2002 and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato is one of the most popular heirloom varieties that is perfect for home gardeners. He suffered a special kind of hell trial by an indifferent and unjust system before proven innocent. But then he described a very different scenario to those private investigators. But Thomas describes in some detail the four-hour grilling he had that first night at police headquarters and several other questioning sessionswithout his lawyer presentshortly after the killing. Since 1975, the tony neighborhood of Belle Haven, in Greenwich, Connecticut, has been haunted by the death of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old girl who was bludgeoned with a golf club. Thomas Skakel says he originally planned to enroll at a better school in upstate New York for his senior year, but he believes the Moxley case contributed toward his not being accepted; the school denies this. It's the Black guy Let's blame him why not. On the night before Halloween 1975, a teenager died in Greenwich, Connecticut. The 1888 mansion, dubbed the McCutcheon House as a nod to its former owner, wealthy linen merchant James McCutcheon, is one of only a few homes built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, which is named after the late Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson and the Romanesque style he reinterpreted. Finding nothing, the police left and issued a routine alert for Martha Elizabeth Moxley, five-foot-five, 120 pounds, long blonde hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a blue parka and dungarees. 2. On Halloween 1975, Martha was found brutally murdered - bludgeoned and stabbed to death with a golf club - beneath a tree on her own front lawn in the exclusive community of Greenwich, Conn. She was murdered in 1975. Copyright 2023 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. UNSOLVED: Teenager Peter Reilly, a poor Canaan resident, was railroaded for the murder of his mother, Barbara Gibbons. Still, Shoenbach says Kennedy irresponsibly perpetuates Bryant's allegations. This time, in an effort to clear his family name, Rushton Skakel hired his own team of investigators. On September 12, Martha wrote in her diary about going for ice cream with Michael and Tommy: "Went driving in Tom's car I was practically sitting on Tom's lap He kept putting his hand on my knee.". Now the people in Belle Haven really had to wonder, Is it my neighbor? Brownes highly unorthodox statement angered many people. In 2013, Michael Skakel's former attorney Mickey Sherman is questioned by Skakel's new attorney Hubert Santos. and I remember just having a feeling of panic. Yet. Fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley was murdered 46 years ago outside her home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Len Levitt (2003): Michael lied to the police. According to police, no one did. So 15-year-old Martha Moxley wrote in her diary in September of 1975, . 2023 Cable News Network. At one point Tommy pushes Martha down and falls on top of her. Tori Holland: Well, they're because they were very rambunctious. VITO COLUCCI: So, do you believe that they killed her? TONY BRYANT: I mean, he loved her beautiful blonde hair. The asking price has just been cut to only $75 million - that's $50 million off the original asking price for the 40-acre estate and home called Dunnellen Hall. In 2013, after spending 11-and-a-half years in prison, Michael Skakel got a huge break when a judge agreed that Skakel's representation had been inadequate and overturned his conviction, granting him a new trial. The Moxleys had moved to Belle Haven from California just a year before Martha's murder. The property, with a large tree-sheltered swimming pool, abuts the Ixes and is only a few hundred feet from the Moxley home. A tall, tousle-haired young man with an easy smile and a firm handshake, Thomas Skakel had never before told his story to a reporter, but now he was willing to tell at least some of it. But that confession came from an exhausted and confused Reilly after a long and at times merciless night of browbeating by state police interrogators. After 11-and-a-half years in prison, Michael Skakel walked out of the courthouse no longer a convicted killer. His sentence: 20 years to life. MICHAEL SKAKEL (audio recording): I was like, "oh my God, did they see me last night?". TONY BRYANT: and I'm going to go grab somebody and pull them by the hair and do what cavemans do.". "I was getting more and more worried it just wasn't like her," Dorthy Moxley told "48 Hours.". there was a lot of partying going on in that house. Jonathan Benedict: The truth of the matter is that Michael Skakel couldn't keep his mouth shut for a quarter of a century. I mean, it was everywhere. The tree in the backyard where the murder took place is apparently still there. I hope to God nobody saw me j----- off." 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They get little amenities, like having their streets plowed first in winter; they get the new school with the fancy drapes in their part of town, while Chick- ahominy residents get the town incinerator and gas storage tanks; they use tax loopholes and in some cases pay less per square foot in local property tax than Chickahominy people, says Evaristo. The Skakels, like most of their neighbors, are special peopleonly in some ways more so. The beasts lived on the tennis court and dined on fish in a stocked pond.) Jonathan Benedict: No, I don't think so. Bryant claims Hasbrouck complained to him, saying: TONY BRYANT: "I don't understand why she is spending her time with those guys when she could be with me.". Robert Kennedy Jr. (2020): Tony Bryant has made a full confession of his involvement in that crime. Kennedy got a tip that a former classmate of Michael Skakel, a man named Tony Bryant, was claiming he knew the identity of Martha Moxley's killers. 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