1 September - Dec. 31, 2000


  1. Justice is coming for Michael Skakel, I hope the prosecutors push for trial and conviction whatever it means in sentencing. At least make this man walk around convicted. Let his friends and fomily come to believe what he did. There are many faces of justice and if a jail cell can't be one of them let it be another. (I vote for the jail cell)
    tr
    ny US
    Sunday, December 31, 2000 @ 11:07:06 EST
  2. I picked up Mark Fuhrman's book today as I prepared for a flight and have not been able to put it down, nor stop thinking about the case. I am ashamed that a police department in the United States can be so corrupt. More importantly, I am bothered that the law enforcement agents who wanted to see the case solved and justice served were so easily silenced because of fear from the socialites in the community. Did they ever think how it would feel if is was their own daughter? I hope and pray that Michael is charged as an adult. Even thought the crime was allegedly committed when he was a juvenile, the fact that it was covered up and he lied about it for so many years shows that he was thinking as an adult and knew the consequences of his actions. Furthermore, I feel all parties involved who attributed to this case being unsolved for so long should be charged with impeding justice. My passion for the case is tremendous and I hope justice will be served. Michele L. Cady
    Saint Petersburg, Florda

    Michele Cady
    Saint Petersburg, FL US
    Sunday, December 31, 2000 @ 01:38:05 EST
  3. I signed this guestbook a few months ago, since that time I have read A Season in Purgatory and Mark Fuhrman's book. I intend to read Greentown also. I am angered by the antics of the Greenwich police department. If they didn't know how to investigate a homicide, they should have given the job to someone who could. Martha's murder, I believe, was never intended to be solved. This poor girl has been victimized for the past 25 years, not only by the brutal senseless murder but also the botched investigation along with the cover ups. This has gone on long enough! Martha's family deserves some closure in this. I applaud Mrs. Moxley and John Moxley for their persistence in trying to bring Martha's murderer to justice. I pray that you will get closure in that way. I also applaud their courage and dignity over the last 25 years, I don't think there are many like you in the world! God Bless You both!!
    JJ
    Toledo, OH US
    Saturday, December 30, 2000 @ 00:32:57 EST
  4. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACCUSING DOROTHY MOXLEY OF THIS CRIME. I KNOW PEOPLE SAY THAT "IT'S NOT HIS FAULT THAT THEY WAITED 25 YEARS TO PROSECUTE," BUT IF HE IS GUILTY HE SHOULD PAY FOR HIS CRIME. AREN'T THE MOXLEY'S STILL PAYING? I WANT TO SEE HIM TRIED, WHETHER AS AN ADULT OR JUVINEIL I DON'T THINK THEY SHOULD COME THIS FAR AND THEN POSSIBLY DROP IT IF THE JUDGE DECIDES TO TRY HIM AS A JUVINEIL. I WOULD HATE TO SEE HIM JUST SET FREE.
    stephanie piscia
    peru, il US
    Thursday, December 28, 2000 @ 17:55:53 EST
  5. I am currently reading Dominick Dunne's ''A season in Purgatory'' and i beleive anyone who is responsible for a crime they should be punished as any other person who commits a crime
    would be punished. The Moxley's have suffered a loss and no one can replace there daughter Martha , but it would be a closure of justice
    to put Martha Moxley's murderer away for life!

    Marie
    US
    Saturday, December 23, 2000 @ 17:34:48 EST
  6. Well, I just don't understand why you waited 25 years to prosecute a man. Is it his fault you took so long? How can you sentence a man as an adult for something he committed as a child? The answer is: You can't. Michael Skakel will go free, I can assure you.

    Sincerely,
    Dick Davis

    richard davis
    hollywood, ca US
    Wednesday, December 20, 2000 @ 05:34:27 EST
  7. I just finished reading Dominick Donne's A Season in Purgatory last night and all I can think about is the injustice that the Moxley's have suffered. I am deeply troubled to find how realistic Donne's portrayal of the murder is. I am only a couple years older than Martha was when she was murdered .I am so frustrated that Martha was deprived of living a full life and that the Moxley's do not have closure to the inhumane tragedy that they have suffered. May justice be served!
    jamie
    westlake village , ca US
    Monday, December 18, 2000 @ 01:51:36 EST
  8. Martha Moxley..."The Heavens Shook and Made Room For Your Short Life" and forever you remain a memory in my heart...
    Nadine R. Hernandez
    LA, CA US
    Sunday, December 17, 2000 @ 13:53:00 EST
  9. Keep the pressure on in 2001 to get Skakel behind bars where he has belonged all these years. If any Skakels are reading this, shame on you for not acting to set things right.
    KarenAnn
    US
    Wednesday, December 13, 2000 @ 13:47:48 EST
  10. looking forward to the year 2001 so we will have the end of martha's case. you are my hero,dorthy!
    sharon gonzales
    houston , tx US
    Wednesday, December 13, 2000 @ 13:26:27 EST
  11. looking forward to the year 2001,dorthy and john, so we can see the end or martha's case. you are my hero,dorthy!
    sharon gonzales
    houston , tx US
    Wednesday, December 13, 2000 @ 13:21:08 EST
  12. I think they should go back to hanging when it comes to sick people like Michael Skakel. . . or the firing squad would be appropriate. . . is it legal to burn people alive? Because I think they should think of something "really special" for Michael Skakel.
    Matthew
    US
    Tuesday, December 12, 2000 @ 03:47:23 EST
  13. Although I was only 8 months old when this happened, I an familiar with this story and would like to express my feelings of sadness to the Moxley Family. From what I have read about Martha, there should have been no reason this should have happened to her. I wish this would not have happened and could only think about how I would feel if this happened to me. Children are truley miracles, ones that need to be protected at all times. I hope they put the one who did this in jail soon.
    Anne
    Chester, WV US
    Monday, December 11, 2000 @ 21:44:03 EST

  14. Even if this mental case were not to be convicted, he is already exposed and has been convicted in the court of public opinion. He will never have a moment of peace for his remaining days...A fate he brought on himself. Knowing this, one could argue justice has already been served and the trial is not even underway! My heart and prayers are with you always.

    Stephanie Hyde
    US
    Friday, December 08, 2000 @ 11:12:40 EST
  15. My family moved into a house a few houses down the street from the Skakels on Otter Rock Dr. in 1976 when I was only 4 years old. Growing up in Belle Haven, I recall that Martha's murder was rarely discussed, among adults or children. It was something of a legend or ghost story among kids my age--amazingly it wasn't until I read Fuhrman's book that I knew that Martha was killed so close to our house. I didn't know that Sheila McGuire, who used to be my babysitter, found her body under that tree. As a kid, I just knew that there was this girl killed with golf club and there was a deranged-looking man (Rush Skakel) who would take walks, several times a week, around the neighborhood always carrying a golf club and swinging it around. We all wondered why he carried this golf club then and now I am awe-struck by his audacity in doing so given all the evidence against his son and given the indisputable fact that the club used in the murder came from his house! Such actions would make good fiction--the scary thing is that it is true.

    It is tragic and disgusting that some people in Greenwich, especially the Ixs and other in Belle Haven, try to keep this horrendous crime under the rug. Why were people so reluctant to talk with Mark Fuhrman--regardless of comments he may have made about minorities, he is a good, experienced, professional detective and it is ridiculous that Greenwich residents and, most of all, the Greenwich PD, did not give him their full cooperation. I would cooperate with the devil himself to solve this and Furhman is far from being the devil. This case should be talked about constantly until Michael and the Skakel family is held responsible for what they have done.

    Dorthy and John, my thoughts are with you--I don't know how you have maintained your incredibly high level of dignity over the years--you are truly amazing, inspirational people. I wish you peace.

    As for the Skakels, I have nothing but contempt for your behavior. The only thing better than a conviction in this case would have been if a good person with a loaded .45 auto had come upon the scene that cold October evening in 1975 and really taught Michael a lesson--then maybe Martha would be alive. I am a bit ashamed to say such a thing in light of the Moxley's incredible dignity, but this is how I feel. Michael (and Thomas, if you were involved) you'll get yours someday.

    LP
    Portland , OR US
    Wednesday, December 06, 2000 @ 01:35:54 EST
  16. Ive been following the case for a year or more and can only pray that justice is done.From the pictures of Martha that I have saw she was a beautiful young girl and would have made an even more beatiful woman,but she was robbed of her life by a sick person that had his life and still has it.I can only hope that he will be convicted and justice can be served.
    rich parnell
    decatur, al US
    Saturday, December 02, 2000 @ 20:37:39 EST
  17. I bought Mark Furmans book and i would like to send my sorrow out to the moxley family. I can feel the pain Dorothy and the kids have gone through, with Martha and the Father dying, proabaly from a broken heart. I believe Micheal will be found guilty and i hope he has to go through what marthe went trough pure hell at the hands of a mad man.

    Sincerely, Troy Guenther

    Troy Guenther
    Blair, WI US
    Saturday, November 25, 2000 @ 01:47:02 EST
  18. Does anyone have any idea when the judge is going to rule and why the long delay?

    Gary Dee
    Frackville, Pa US
    Wednesday, November 22, 2000 @ 09:58:42 EST
  19. I hope the Skakel brothers finally admit to their involvement in this horrible crime. It is a shame that the rich and powerful get away with murder. My heart and prayers are with you, Dorothy and John.
    Cindy Starr
    Matthews, NC US
    Tuesday, November 21, 2000 @ 18:53:36 EST
  20. Michael is innocent. Find the real killer and leave him alone!
    bob
    bob, nh US
    Thursday, November 16, 2000 @ 15:44:33 EST
  21. Dear Mrs. Moxley,

    I surf the cable news alot and came across Martha's story about a year ago. I hadnt even heard about it until then. I cried when I heard the details of her murder. I was in shock but not suprised that Michael has gotten away with this for so long. I really feel that people who have power and money can get away with anything here in America, sad to say but true. I can't imagine the pain and loss you've gone through and probably still going through. I pray that Martha's killer will get the appropriate sentence he deserves. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Lisa Klassen
    Spokane, WA US
    Thursday, November 16, 2000 @ 01:01:28 EST
  22. I'm glad that Martha brought happiness and fun to the people who knew her when she was alive. She seemed like a very cool and talented girl, and her fifteen years here were not wasted.
    Julia Chmaj
    Brooklyn, NY US
    Monday, November 13, 2000 @ 16:52:16 EST
  23. I find it very telling that Michael Skakel broke down during the testimony of his Elan Schoolmate (who was describing Michael's confession to the crime) in court. It seemed to all catch up with him at that moment. How does a person and his family members live with themselves telling so many lies,never coming forward to do the right thing? Is it arrogance, cruelty, lack of feeling for human life? I cannot comprehend how they can continue this charade.

    Dorthy and John Moxley, there is a dignity,vulnerability and bravery about the two of you that touches my heart. May there be peace for you both.

    Kyra
    Greenwich, CT US
    Thursday, November 09, 2000 @ 23:33:39 EST
  24. Im truly sorry to the Moxley family on their
    loss and constant battle to put their beautiful
    daughters murder to rest by the lack of help
    from the Greenwich community. I hope this
    case will be solved soon so Martha can rest in
    peace. Bless You All Amy Abbotoy

    Amy Abbotoy
    Seminole, FL US
    Tuesday, November 07, 2000 @ 19:47:26 EST
  25. I'm a twenty year old from Fresno, CA. I came upon Mark Furman's book from the a chief investigator I work with. I am a criminology major and I took this book, any newspaper clippings, news on t.v. very seriously. I felt like I knew Martha, like the book gave a sence of knowing her. And what happened was a senceless crime. It did not need to happen and my condolences go out to you and your family. I am on the mail list to get updates and I get them often. I'm touched by this tragdey and I always think about it. I'm truly sorry. She sounded like a wonderful person and by what I read she was. I hope that all these people on your guestbook, mail lists, etc. have touched your heart, because in one way or another Martha has theirs. I can speak for myself. I know these wonderful things will not bring her back, but her memory and the memories that you have will always be alive. And truly in your heart. May God Bless
    P.S.
    Now maybe with all these caring people, Martha can rest in peace.

    Thank You for letting me be a part of this.

    Missy Gonzalez
    Fresno, Ca
    Monday, 1:15 AM November 7, 2000

    Missy Gonzalez
    Fresno, CA US
    Tuesday, November 07, 2000 @ 04:17:22 EST
  26. Dorthy & John -

    Another year has passed, but what a year of progress it has been! Justice for Martha (as well as peace and happiness for you both) has always been one of my most fervent wishes. I hope and pray that this case continues to move forward to its proper and just conclusion!

    Martha is never far from my thoughts, and my memories of Martha always make me smile!

    Much love to you both!

    K. Allen

    K. Allen
    Mtn. View, CA US
    Monday, November 06, 2000 @ 14:12:55 EST
  27. As a mother and as a human being I find this crime horendous,I hope the person/persons that did this are apprehended,no matter how long it takes.I have heard of this crime,but seeing the web site and pictures makes you see Martha as a real person,not just some one in the news.
    JANI THROWER

    JANI THROWER
    COCOA, FLORIDA US
    Sunday, November 05, 2000 @ 21:58:21 EST
  28. My heart goes out to you that had to go through this. She was beautiful and was taken too soon.
    I saw the story on A&E and I cannot wait until the day I see that guy get what he deserves. Once again, My heart goes out to you... Good luck in your fight! Las Vegas is fighting with you.

    Kerri D.
    Las Vegas, Nv US
    Sunday, November 05, 2000 @ 07:44:11 EST
  29. I don't know if posting this can make any difference, or ever get to the man who killed Martha, but I got upset when I heard about this case on TV yesterday.

    I was married to a serial murderer in the past. More than 400 people I would say knew he was guilty. He happened to talk to many people about it who never did anything, nor did they counsel me to do anything. He truly lived with a "monkey on his back". I wondererd if there is anyone who knows how to get hold of Michael Skakel (is that right)? He might change his mind about confessing if he read my story. I think myself or the man I'm married to today, could easily show him the value in confessing.
    You can read about the man famous for good in my life and the one famous for evil, a serial murderer. The story is under my name, Ceci, at the following web address. Funny that the murderer in my past is named Michael. Anyway, My prayers go out to the Moxley family!

    http://www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb777603

    Ceci
    US
    Sunday, November 05, 2000 @ 04:44:41 EST
  30. I feel michael did it
    billy blanchard
    ahoskie, nc US
    Friday, November 03, 2000 @ 12:29:14 EST
  31. Dorthy- I'm on the other side of the country. I have never been through what you have, so I (honestly) do not understand what you have and are still going through. I am a 16 year old girl, and I think- I can't happen to me. I may be wrong but I'll think positive. It won't, so I assure you that if the case dies down after you pass, I will raise it with force. I pray for you, Martha, John, and anyone who has ever been hurt by this case to be relieved of pain and be given strength by the Lord to release any information known about this case. It will NEVER die, the case will NEVER die. I tell everyone about it. They call me when something is going on due to the case (not like I don't already know about it). She's in heaven, you'll see her. I'll see her, and look forward to it. It is so sad. She has, though, begun eternal life. I'm sure she's proud of everyone. God bless. You're in California's prayers (and many more) Love and blessings, Sarah
    Sarah
    CA US
    Friday, November 03, 2000 @ 00:53:24 EST
  32. Beautiful Martha Moxley, She would have been 40 years old this year.

    God Bless her soul.

    Joyce J. Vaughn
    Memphis, TN US
    Wednesday, November 01, 2000 @ 23:15:41 EST
  33. It is 25 years today that the body of the beautiful martha moxley was found and still no peace for dorthy and john. my prayers are with them always and I hope there will be a decision to try him as an adult soon so this does not go on and on and on,this is his fault mr.mickey sherman he should have taken his punishment 25 years ago!
    Annmarie Moore
    Wallingford, CT US
    Tuesday, October 31, 2000 @ 11:47:41 EST
  34. Dear Mrs. Moxley, my family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We admire your courage, positive attitude, and dignity. Respectfully, Kay Mosher
    Kay Mosher
    Boston, MA US
    Monday, October 30, 2000 @ 10:04:26 EST
  35. I take issue with Mickey Sherman's portrayal of Michael Skakel as not responsible because it wasn't his fault this case took so long. It most certainly was his fault. His and his family's fault. They have obstructed justice the entire time. This young man might have confessed years ago had he been given the opportunity. Instead they kidnapped him and sent him off to Elan while the Moxley family was left to make sense of this madness. Like F. Scott Fitzgerald says, "Careless people, leaving their mess for others to clean up." And Mr. Sherman, this was not an "incident", this was murder. There are only two avenues open to the sinner, ask for forgiveness from those you have offended or compound your sin by omitting to beg for forgiveness from those you have offended. Some will say the time to ask for forgiveness is over, but I don't think so. Michael your heart knows what you have done and will be forever mired to this point in time unless you act on your own behalf. Everyone else has told you to protect yourself, but you know you cannot protect yourself from your intimate knowledge of your act. You can only receive redemption by paying for what you have done. If you do not, the sin will carry down through your line forever. If you do not believe this to be true, look at the Kennedys. The sins of the grandfather have found them all, no matter how innocent the younger generation may have been. Now look at your own children and decide.
    D. Greene
    FL US
    Sunday, October 29, 2000 @ 08:47:34 EST
  36. My name is Paul wilkinson i'm 16 and live in Derby. I read all about Martha's barbaric death and i must admitt i cryed, i read about all the nice thing that people had been saying about her and how all her friends liked her so much. I must of read what happened to her about 100 times, and i also read the part where everyone said something about her like her friends like 1000 times, and everytime i read it, i cry, i can't stop thinking, why? Why would such a person do this to such a beautiful innocent girl. This girl was only 15, she had her whole life ahead of her. If it was up to me Michael Skakel, should be killed teh exact same way. I feel pain for Dorthy moxley, every night i pray, pray that nothing bad will ever happen to anyone else like this again, but at the time i'm thinking this won't bring back this wonderful girl. I feel for you Dorthy.
    Paul wilkinson
    Derby, UK
    Friday, October 27, 2000 @ 20:05:26 EST
  37. I am a mystery buff and attorney who has read both Tim Dumas's and Mark Fuhrman's books on Martha's case (as well as "A Season in Purgatory"). I've also paid great attention to recent TV coverage (e.g. A&E "American Justice" & "City Confidential", plus this week's "Dateline" program on the case). My sympathy to Dorthy and John Moxley, and "good luck" to law enforcement. Hope that justice will finally be served in this very tragic, as well as intiguing, case. Martha must have been a terrific girl, and seems to have remained relatively unspoiled, in spite of her family's affluence! (Kudos to her parents for that!) For some strange reason, many of us seem to identify strongly with Martha - if it could happen to her, it could've happened to any of us who were young girls in 1975, right?
    Best wishes to the Moxleys!!!

    Claire Connor Obade
    Woodbury, NJ US
    Thursday, October 26, 2000 @ 13:57:38 EST
  38. I am a college student writing a major paper on the Martha Moxley Murder. This notorious unresolved case is famous due to the prime suspect's relationship with fame and fortune. It is so sad that it has taken all these years, and still Michael Skakel is not in hell. What goes around comes around. God Bless the Moxley Family.
    Kati Degen
    Bellingham, Ma US
    Thursday, October 26, 2000 @ 11:57:29 EST
  39. Dear Mrs.Moxley,

    I normally do not get involved in other people's business, and I have never been through your kind of loss. But, I cannot help myself here. As long as Michael Skakel is still a main suspect in your daughter's death, he should go to trial and he should serve whatever time that he is accountable for, regardless of how the state says that they cannot handle it. Let them handle it for 4 years. Let him serve the minimum time for what he did. Regardless of the form of court, I hope it will provide some form of closure for you and your family.

    Cynthia L. Paravola-Sproul
    Patchogue, NY US
    Thursday, October 26, 2000 @ 02:18:49 EST
  40. I like what you said, Joseph Jesus James Godina Jr. You can punish someone without hate and anger. I applaud Mrs. Moxley and John for their persistence in getting justice for Martha and keeping cool about it. I'm looking foward to the time Judge Maureen Dennis makes her decision whether to take the case to adult court or not and to find out what Michael Skakel says during his day in court about the charges he killed Martha.

    Quentin III
    Bethel, CT US
    Tuesday, October 24, 2000 @ 22:02:40 EST
  41. do not harbor any hate feelings it is easier said then done
    joseph jesus james godina jr
    Fond du Lac, wi US
    Tuesday, October 24, 2000 @ 20:47:02 EST
  42. I am 21 years of age and work in Greenwich, Connecticut...actually right up the street from Belle Haven. I never knew about this case until I saw a picture of Martha Moxley on the cover of the Greenwich Times. I ran out and bought both books on the case and after reading them, I would really like to see justice served. My thoughts and prayers are with the Moxleys!!
    Carolina Crespo
    Port Chester, NY US
    Tuesday, October 24, 2000 @ 17:20:44 EST
  43. This is my second time to sign the book. I have followed this case closely since reading Fuhrman's and Dumas' books. My thoughts and prayers are with the Moxley family. The Moxleys have the admiration and respect of so many of us that wish them the best through these times.
    Margo Morrison
    GA US
    Saturday, October 21, 2000 @ 21:10:38 EST
  44. I saw Dateline and have been following the case too. Hopefully justice "will" prevail.
    Bob Kravchuck
    Stratford, CT US
    Saturday, October 21, 2000 @ 17:22:25 EST
  45. We watched Dateline and CNBC last night and of course, appalled this case is not closed, YET.Dorthy, you have an abundance of strength and faith that is everlasting. Y ou have our hearts and prayers with you and the family.
    Sharon Gonzales
    Houston , TXWe watched Dateline US
    Saturday, October 21, 2000 @ 16:14:55 EST
  46. Thank you for keeping people informed about this tragic case.
    It is difficult to read about the pending decision on whether or not to try Michael Skakel as a juvinile or an adult. Considering the terrible brutal murder that was committed there would be no question in the minds of judges if this crime had been committed by a 15 year old poor or minority. Are we still living in feudal times?

    Borgny parker
    Kent, CT US
    Saturday, October 21, 2000 @ 08:58:14 EST
  47. I decided to check the guest book again and I can't believe how popular it has become! I really hope that the judge feels the same way we do and don't decide to try Michael as a juvenile, I will lose what little respect I have for the justice system. Thank-you Tom for having a site dedicated to Martha and thank-you Mark for writing that book that I couldn't put down.
    Tricia B.
    Queenstown, MD US
    Friday, October 20, 2000 @ 23:50:31 EST
  48. As a Mother of a murdered daughter I am one of you. I admire your courage and tenacity to never let go. When this is over you can rest in peace.
    Sharon Binette
    Bradley, ME US
    Friday, October 20, 2000 @ 17:39:59 EST
  49. My beautiful, talented, 18 year old daughter, Valantina was murdered last year. The murderer is serving 30 1/2 years in Minnesota. I can not imagine the agony all these years of knowing who did it but not being able to prove it. I know, as a Mother, I knew who killed my daughter, it was just getting the prove. The evidence that Skakal did this is obvious to me. I hope Martha has met Valantina in the after life. Dorothy, you are the strongest. I so admire you. Sharon Voight Binette
    Sharon Binette
    Bradley, MME US
    Friday, October 20, 2000 @ 17:37:48 EST
  50. My beautiful, talented, 18 year old daughter, Valantina was murdered last year. The murderer is serving 30 1/2 years in Minnesota. I can not imagine the agony all these years of knowing who did it but not being able to prove it. I know, as a Mother, I knew who killed my daughter, it was just getting the prove. The evidence that Skakal did this is obvious to me. I hope Martha has met Valantina in the after life. Dorothy, you are the strongest. I so admire you. Sharon Voight Binette
    Sharon Binette
    Bradley, MME US
    Friday, October 20, 2000 @ 17:37:30 EST
  51. My thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy and John Moxley. Being the Mother of 3 daughters myself, one of which is Martha's age at the time of her death, it breaks my heart to know this lovely young girl is gone. I say Michael Skakel is the murderer and should finally pay in adult court for this crime. I've read the book by Mark Furman and feel he is at least partially responsible for getting this case back where it belongs - in the media. KP
    Kathleen L. Perkins
    Milford, CT. US
    Friday, October 20, 2000 @ 11:12:31 EST
  52. My thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy and John Moxley. Being the Mother of 3 daughters myself, one of which is Martha's age at the time of her death, it breaks my heart to know this lovely young girl is gone. I say Michael Skakel is the murderer and should finally pay in adult court for this crime. I've read the book by Mark Furman and feel he is at least partially responsible for getting this case back where it belongs - in the media. KP
    Kathleen L. Perkins
    Milford, CT. US
    Friday, October 20, 2000 @ 11:11:53 EST
  53. Because I was born two years after the murder of Martha Moxley, I have only in the past few years learned about the crime. This is a very interesting and touching case. Mark Fuhrman's book is great - I couldn't put it down. I defnitely want Michael Skakel to finally be brought to justice, so I cannot even imagine how the Moxleys must feel. God Bless the Moxley family.
    Callie Dickson
    Atlanta, GA US
    Wednesday, October 18, 2000 @ 02:07:59 EST
  54. I grew up in Maine and was a year older than Martha. I remember the case very well,and just got done reading Mark Fuhrman's book and am now reading Timothy Dumas' book on Martha's murder. My heart goes out to the Moxley family, and I hope that Michael Skakel gets what he deserves. I agree that I think Thomas Skakel may have at least known about it and helped his brother cover it up. In response to Janet Burton's comment about John Kennedy Jr's not being alive to witness the shame of the Skakels: The Skakels are only related to the Robert Kennedy kids through their mother Ethel. John Kennedy Jr. is no relation to the Skakels.
    Sally Jamieson
    IL US
    Tuesday, October 17, 2000 @ 16:27:45 EST
  55. God Bless Martha and her family. After reading Mark Fuhrman's book I gave copies to all my friends and family. I want everyone to know about what Mr. Skakel did to Martha. Isn't it outrageous how the major networks don't want to keep us up-to-date on the subject? I never hear a word about it. Kind of typical, huh? It is scary how one-sided the media is--and how an obvious murderer can still be walking the streets. There is a special place in hell for Mr. Skakel--and for the people who are protecting him.
    Amy Wollan
    Cumberland, md US
    Tuesday, October 17, 2000 @ 07:07:38 EST
  56. I just finished Mark Fuhrmans book and had to find out the status of this case, that is how I landed here. I am glad to see that justice may finally be served in this tragedy. My condolences and support to those most directly effected by Martha's loss. Know that there are people out here that back and feel for you. May God comfort you.

    Yours friend, Tracy

    Tracy E. Cole
    Post Falls, ID US
    Monday, October 16, 2000 @ 21:26:28 EST
  57. I PRAY EVERY DAY FOR MARTHA SHE IS ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS AND I HOPE MICHAEL SKAKEL FINALLY GETS PUNISHED FOR WHAT HE DONE. AND I HAVE NOTHING BUT BEST WISHES FOR DORTHY AND JOHN THEY ARE ALSO IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND I WISH THEM WELL.I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO JUST TURNED 15 AND I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE AS STRONG AS DORTHY WAS.I REALLY ADMIRE HER AND JOHN ALSO MY LOVE IS WITH THEM AND MARTHA TO.
    adrenawoods
    tulsa, ok US
    Wednesday, October 11, 2000 @ 13:50:01 EST
  58. The story of Martha Moxley's murder has deeply touched me. The strength and efforts of her friends and family are inspirational. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I hope justice will be served, and in time, Mrs. Moxley will be at peace.
    Touched in NJ
    NJ US
    Monday, October 09, 2000 @ 16:11:03 EST
  59. Would like to follow up and know results of case.
    Marie Teague
    Riverside, CA US
    Sunday, October 08, 2000 @ 21:28:42 EST
  60. I find it very interesting that Skakel's lawyer, Sherman, wants to hold a hearing on the report that the juvenile court has recently issued about Skakel. Is Sherman (who once pledged there would be no plea bargain and that he wanted his clinet charged as an adult so "the truth would come out") now running scared of his clients chances at an adult trial? planning to fight to have his "innocent" client charged as a juvenile to get the lesser sentence? Perhaps there will be some type of plea bargain.
    It sickens me to think that this sick family (Skakels) are spending millions of their inherited (not earned) money on a slimy attorney who is trying every trick in the book to get a murderer to walk free. What a complete waste of the taxpayers money as well. As John Moxley said'"They (the Skakels)had all the best to offer and they offered all the worst". John and Dorthy I applaud your search for the truth. You put the Skakels and the Kennedys to shame with your class and dignity.

    Jonathan
    Chicago, IL US
    Saturday, October 07, 2000 @ 16:05:11 EST
  61. Skakel family is covering up her murder. With all there money and theier family name they think they have WON.
    barbara bressman
    Sunland, CA US
    Friday, October 06, 2000 @ 16:37:52 EST
  62. I was the same age as Martha was when she was murdered in Oct. 1975. I know that Michael Skakel is guilty and they SHOULD NOT try him as a juvenile, just because he was only 15 when he did it, he is now an adult and should be tried as one. My heart and prayers go out to Dorthy and John Moxley.
    Tina Clevenger
    Tulsa, OK US
    Friday, October 06, 2000 @ 16:18:47 EST
  63. As we go on 25 years since martha's murder I pray there is a decision on michael being charged as an adult as he has been able to live free all these years.all rights should be stripped as he didn't think about marthas rights when he took her life why should he have a life,Dorothy and John deserve some sort of peace.I would also like for john to know I think of him everytime I pass choate I live in walking distance of the school.May the lord be with your family.

    A MOORE
    WALLINGFORD,CT

    Annmarie Moore
    wallingford, ct US
    Thursday, October 05, 2000 @ 11:03:36 EST
  64. As the 25th anniversary of Martha's death approaches I felt I had to make a visit to her grave site to pay respect. I did so last Friday. I placed flowers on her grave and silently prayed. May she rest in peace and may justice prevail. Martha was such a beautiful person inside and out. The world would be a better place if only she were still here.
    Steven Travis
    Ossining, NY US
    Wednesday, October 04, 2000 @ 09:13:38 EST
  65. I would just like to say what a lady of patience and grace Dorothy Moxley is. I think that Michael Skakel did kill Martha based on what I have read and seen on television. I feel that he should be tried as an adult, for if he did commit the murder he has known he did all these years. Hopefully justice will be done.
    Kate Rosenbaum
    Green Brook, NJ US
    Monday, September 25, 2000 @ 19:41:30 EST
  66. I saw Len Levitt on Court TV one evening. I have been following this case for a number of years and have tried to find/read everything about the case. I tend to agree with him in that, there's a greater likelihood that both brothers were involved. I believe that Michael killed her. But I also believe that Tommy either witnessed it, participated in it, or cleaned up after. Where did all the blood go? If Michael climbed a tree to get back in the house, where's the blood? someone helped him clean up the mess. All of the kids in the Skakel house probably knew what happened and kept it from their father. The old drunk, was probably too stupid to know what was happening in his own home. Eventually both boys were sent away (far away). Sure makes you wonder. And Tommy never has been granted immunity by the grand jury (juror in the the case, the single judge) from prosecution. Should be very interesting when it all comes to fruition.
    Valerie
    littleton, co US
    Thursday, September 21, 2000 @ 16:25:31 EST
  67. hi-
    the reason i am so involved with this murder is because i am a constant watcher of A&E and they did a special on her about a month ago. now i am doing a speech on her case for class and it is surprising because a lot of people have no idea what this murder is all about, any information that would be helpful for my speech would be very much appreciated. i find her story both fascinating and heartbreaking and may all who were near and dear find peace. thank you


    brandi linsmeier
    redwood falls , mn US
    Thursday, September 21, 2000 @ 01:13:22 EST
  68. hi-
    the reason i am so involved with this murder is because i am a constant watcher of A&E and they did a special on her about a month ago. now i am doing a speech on her case for class and it is surprising because a lot of people have no idea what this murder is all about. i find her story both fascinating and heartbreaking. may all who were near and dear find peace. thank you

    brandi

    brandi linsmeier
    redwood falls , mn US
    Thursday, September 21, 2000 @ 01:10:01 EST
  69. I never heard of this murder until the story came out in the Ladies Home Journal in may of 2000. The story moved me so much that I am readin the book written by Mark Fuhrma and Dominick Dunn "Murder in Greenwich." I don't know how it feels to have one of my kids mrudered but I know how it feels to loose it before it's even born. I feel so sorry that your daughter Martha had to die a short life I wish taht she could have lived just to kill the guy who tried to kill her and accomplished his task I hope that he rots in hell for the sin he has caused the whole Kennedy family and his own and in your family. The guy should not have walked free for 25 years he should be executed for not saying anything to police about it for 25 years he could have been in jail all this time but the Greenwich police weren't working their hardest to put the guy in jail where he belonged for the last 25 years of his life as he was walking free for he could have killed another teenager or child in your neighborhood or someone else's.
    Keep in touch free to talk to anytime.

    Melissa Hyde
    Kansas City, MO US
    Wednesday, September 20, 2000 @ 21:30:10 EST
  70. I never heard of this murder until the story came out in the Ladies Home Journal in may of 2000. The story moved me so much that I am readin the book written by Mark Fuhrma and Dominick Dunn "Murder in Greenwich." I don't know how it feels to have one of my kids mrudered but I know how it feels to loose it before it's even born. I feel so sorry that your daughter Martha had to die a short life I wish taht she could have lived just to kill the guy who tried to kill her and accomplished his task I hope that he rots in hell for the sin he has caused the whole Kennedy family and his own and in your family. The guy should not have walked free for 25 years he should be executed for not saying anything to police about it for 25 years he could have been in jail all this time but the Greenwich police weren't working their hardest to put the guy in jail where he belonged for the last 25 years of his life as he was walking free for he could have killed another teenager or child in your neighborhood or someone else's.
    Keep in touch free to talk to anytime.

    Melissa Hyde
    Kansas City, MO US
    Wednesday, September 20, 2000 @ 21:29:37 EST
  71. I don't understand. If the Greenwich police department botched this case up so badly, isn't there some law inforcement agency that can go over their heads and take the case over?
    Denise
    Billerica, MA US
    Wednesday, September 20, 2000 @ 11:49:16 EST
  72. i was Martha''s age and a student at Greenwich HS at the time , I remember the crime well, obviously one of the Skakels was the murderer, i'm not sure which one, glad to see the case not closed. Read the Mark Furman book, too
    Mary Zove
    Ambler, PA US
    Tuesday, September 19, 2000 @ 21:22:50 EST
  73. My heart aches for the Moxley family. The first
    crime committed was the murder of Martha which is a terrible tragedy, however the injustice that followed is a crime in itself. I am well read on the subject and I must say it scares me to think that injustice of that magnitude exists, and If it can happen one place it can happen anywhere.It makes you wonder just who is out there that you can rely on.I continue to follow this case and I pray that justice will come as well as peace for the Moxley family.

    Kimberly Fry
    Hamilton, ON CAN
    Monday, September 18, 2000 @ 23:00:36 EST
  74. I feel so very sorry for the Moxley family. I do beleive M. Skakel is the demon behind this sad tradegy. Thanks to Mark Fuhrman and everyone else who beleives in JUSTICE...
    Mary Carson
    Columbus, oh US
    Saturday, September 16, 2000 @ 13:38:58 EST
  75. Dorthy Moxley is a true class act. If I were the judge, I would not waste anyone's time and put that dispicable creature, Michael Skakel, in jail for life and give the Moxley clan the keys to his cell to DESTROY so noone else will fall victim to that murderer. I hope he looks forward to burning in Hell...a perfecr place for him...
    Mary
    Pasadena, CA US
    Friday, September 15, 2000 @ 16:39:35 EST
  76. im very sorry about martha and hope you find peace.
    chrissy farr
    studio city, ca US
    Wednesday, September 13, 2000 @ 21:51:02 EST
  77. I have been following this case for awhile now. It really upsets me. My heart goes out to Dorothy and John. I hope this is finally concluded. Ruth
    Ruth Anderson
    Warrington, PA US
    Wednesday, September 13, 2000 @ 10:21:26 EST
  78. My daughter bought me Mark Fuhrman's book about Marth Moxley's murder for my birthday. Otherwise, I don't think I would have even known about this murder!! Although Mr. Fuhrman isn't one of my most favorite people in the world, I do have to say, he's one heck of a writer! I'm glued to the book and by the end of the 4th chapter, I came to the conclusion that the murderer was Michael Kennedy. At first I thought it was Thomas but after reading all the nitty gritty details, I summised it had to be Michael. I would like to say, in my opinion, the Greenwich police really botched up the investigation from the very beginning! I couldn't believe it when I read about the dog licking up the evidence while the policeman stood there and petted it! Let's not let ANOTHER Kennedy walk off free! They always think they're above the law. Not this time I hope. My prayers are with Dorthy and the entire Moxley family.
    Nise
    Wilmington, MA US
    Saturday, September 09, 2000 @ 20:55:46 EST
  79. I have been reading everything I can get my hands on regarding this case. It's outrageous how long the injustice has been allowed to continue. My heart goes out to the Moxley family. Thank you Mark Furman, Dominick Dunne and Tim Dumas for keeping this in the public eye. Dorthy and John Moxley our prayers are with you.
    Laura
    Dearborn Heights, MI US
    Tuesday, September 05, 2000 @ 16:53:55 EST
  80. Well, it's about time! I, too, am tired of the Kennedy cousins getting away with crimes. All these shows on TV lately sure make the Skakel boys look guilty. The "TP" golf clubs found in the Skakel's house were missing a 6 iron. SOMEONE IN THAT HOUSE CERTAINLY DID IT! And with Michael changing his original testimony from not knowing anything (1975) to thinking that EXPERTS might find his DNA on Martha's underware where he stated he masterbated in the tree where Martha's body was found. (1993) He's either really sick or he changed his story to cover up his original crime of murder.
    I'm glad John Jr. isn't alive so he wouldn't be forced by family to stand by this creep's side during the murder trial.

    Janet Burton
    Escondido, CA US
    Monday, September 04, 2000 @ 21:45:35 EST
  81. I hope that the person(s) who murdered Martha Moxley is (are) finally brought to justice. It is a shame that such a beautiful and vibrant young woman had to die so young and at the hands of such brutal people. Is anyone else tired of the Kennedy clan getting away with everything? After watching TV shows about her murder, I fully believe that the Skakel boys hade something to do with it or know more than they are saying.
    JJ
    Toledo, OH US
    Saturday, September 02, 2000 @ 22:07:39 EST

  82. What a shame that a pretty, young girl has been dead for so long and no one has paid for this crime. I hope the courts do the right thing and put an end to this. My prayers go out to the Moxley family.

    Steve
    MI US
    Saturday, September 02, 2000 @ 18:57:57 EST
  83. I just finished watching a show on TV all about
    Martha's murder,,,my heart goes out to the family and I hope they bring the person to justice who done this terrible crime,,god bless.
    Mark A. Smith

    Mark A. Smith
    richmond, IN US
    Saturday, September 02, 2000 @ 18:07:55 EST