1 June 2002 - 30 June 2002

  1. Mrs. Moxley,
    When someone dies a cloud turns into an angel and flies up to God to tell him to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry. People dissappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, and spins the earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud in the day-time when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and also tug at the tide.They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. ANd when they sing wind-songs they wisper to us, "Don't miss me too much, the view is nice and I'm doing just fine." _ Ashley

    I am a 20-year-old whose prayers are with you. God Bless You, go to bed with a smile because Martha is happy in heaven knowing he is in jail, and that you love her.

    Kati Degen
    MA US
    Sunday, June 30, 2002 @ 22:17:48 EST
  2. Rot in h*ll michael. In the mean time rot in jail. That's all the sympathy I can muster
    ny, US
    Saturday, June 29, 2002 @ 15:15:40 EST
  3. Finally some peace for you.
    Mellow D. Losee
    Friday, June 28, 2002 @ 07:23:33 EST
  4. I'll be very disappointed if this bum gets out on appeal. But the Skakel's, with unlimited funds, just keep buying lawyers. They know who is responsible for Martha's death. Maybe Sherman should have worried more about his client instead of how HE looked on Larry King!
    S. Smiley
    Coatesville, pa US
    Thursday, June 27, 2002 @ 00:44:55 EST
  5. Finally Martha will be able to rest peacefully, and so will her family knowing that her murder has been avenged.

    Justice has prevailed,

    Liesel Brunsviech
    Greenwich, CT US
    Wednesday, June 26, 2002 @ 15:04:42 EST
  6. I first read Mark Fuhrman's "Murder in Greenwich" and Timothy Dumas's "A Wealth of Evil" two years ago. Both books were riveting reads, as they cast aspersions onto the Skakel family and its abilities to shead its members from the long arm of justice. To be sure, I sympathized with the Moxley family and lamented Martha's death. But it is only in the last few weeks that I have been experiencing a pervasive sadness as I ponder the magnitude of Martha's destruction and the senselessness of the crime that took her life. I have been quite moved by Mrs. Moxley's oft-repeated quote from one of her daughter's teachers: "When Martha enters the room, it's like the sun coming up in the morning." That is wonderful praise indeed - and when one considers Martha's myriad attributes: her intelligence, her vibrancy, her goodness, her rare ability to make friends easily, and her newly-emerging attractiveness, one can only mourn the loss of the life that would have awaited her. I admire - and revile - the Kennedys for many things - but I am unambiguously revolted by the fact that it took nearly 27 years to bring Martha's killer to justice. Poor little Michael Skakel - I don't give a rat's a$$ if he was 15 at the time of the crime. Most of us learn - from a very, very early age - that we can't always have what we want. That sexual frustration is no excuse for violence. Corpulent, overfed and overindulged, the now-41-year-old convicted murderer elicits little sympathy from me. He had 27 years of freedom - but the Moxleys' grief is eternal.
    Annette Munson
    St. Louis, MO US
    Wednesday, June 26, 2002 @ 13:28:23 EST
  7. I just finished Mark Fuhrman's book "A Murder in Greenwich" It was very good and he helped solve this case with all of his detective work. I am very happy for the Moxleys. This whole thing had to come to an end. I think that the whole Skakel family should be put in jail. They all had to have known that Michael did it and they would not fess up. Maybe now that Michael is going to jail he will tell all.
    Libertyville, Il US
    Tuesday, June 25, 2002 @ 22:30:19 EST
  8. As I write this, Mr.M.S.has been found guilty...
    Sad for all parties that this crime has taken so long to be resolved..Kudos to Mr. D.Dunn of Vanity Fair.....

    Eric D. Geist
    aarhus, DK
    Tuesday, June 25, 2002 @ 14:39:49 EST
  9. I have commented on the guestbook when I found out about the verdict. I see now there is much manoeuvering going on re Skakel defence team -- money talks, money makes -- I stil, say the vast likelihood is this is a Skakel deed of some sort -- no matter who -- and this family must be scrutinised, and pay for whatever.
    a. keehan
    Perth, Aistralia
    Monday, June 24, 2002 @ 09:53:39 EST
  10. I have been following this for years. During the trial, I prayed for justice to be done. You reap what you sow.... and Michael is now reaping.
    NC US
    Friday, June 21, 2002 @ 16:32:57 EST
  11. Mrs. Moxley and John, I am so glad justice has finally been served in the brutal death of Martha. I have followed the the case for years and have prayed that this case would be solved. Thank goodness that trusting Mr. Dunn and Mr. Furman in helping to see this man brought to justice and the cover-up that has been done these many years be reavealed.
    Greenbrier, Tn US
    Wednesday, June 19, 2002 @ 23:34:56 EST
  12. I just want say that when I heard the verdict, I was so overcome with relief that tears came to my eyes. I remember the time of the murder well, Martha was only a few years younger than me.
    M'head, MA US
    Tuesday, June 18, 2002 @ 19:57:06 EST
  13. Hi, I,m so glad for Moxleys , Maybe you can have some peace of mind.
    lory d. hughes
    toronto,canada, Ontario Canada
    Tuesday, June 18, 2002 @ 13:22:57 EST
  14. I am glad to see that justice was finally rendered in this case. A question that remains in my mind however is what was Tommy Skakel's role in the murder? Why did he repeatedly lie about his whereabouts on the night of the murder?
    Robert Burns
    Mansfield, MA US
    Tuesday, June 18, 2002 @ 06:57:38 EST

    Tuesday, June 18, 2002 @ 05:54:10 EST
  16. I just read "How Skakel spent his last night" and feel that I must respond. 1) David and Steven were asleep the night of the murder and totally support their brother's innocence. Where is Tommy in this? Why wasn't Tommy at the verdict proclaiming his brothers innocence to the entire world? Why wasn't Julie, David, Rush jr, Tommy by Michael's side? Where is jim terrien proclaiming michael's innocence? Was Rushton sr present when the word "GUILTY" was read? Where were the Kennedys during this trial ( except for a token appearance?) William kennedy smith had the complete side show.Michael was seen to "mouth" you f***ing liar" to Andrew Pugh during his testimony and "Good job" to Jim Terrien during his testimony. But he was NOT held accountable. His family has stated that he is a "devout catholic" but my memory has him bashing catholisism in his book proposal.Which one is it michael? Only God knows
    formerly easton, ct US
    Tuesday, June 18, 2002 @ 01:13:21 EST
  17. Like my grandma used to always say, "every wrong thing you do, sooner or later will come back and bite you in the butt. Finally, justice for the Moxley family.
    Talula Rain
    Houston, TX US
    Monday, June 17, 2002 @ 18:04:29 EST
  18. Like thousands, perhaps millions of others who never knew Martha, I nonetheless feel like a party to this verdict. We who have learned about her, we who have been touched by the life of Martha are deeply grateful that Dorothy Moxley just may now find at least some measure of the peace she so deserves.

    We who feel the way we do owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to many, from Dominick Dunne to Mark Furhmann to all of those who kept the flame lit; to those who contributed in the very best way they could, irrespective of the odds, to the often difficult search for the truth.

    Dorothy, the prayers and the thoughts of millions will be with you as you seek the final answers you indicate you will still pursue.

    Martha's life always had great meaning; now it has an even greater one. Her name will hereafter remind us of justice prevailing, and the truth will out.

    Mike McArdle
    Bowie, Md US
    Monday, June 17, 2002 @ 10:57:55 EST
  19. Ever since I read Dominic Dunne's book 5 years ago this case has been in my thoughts & prayers. Dorothy, Johnand all the Moxley family, your strength & resolve through what has must have been such a harrowing time has been an inspiration, and I am so glad that Martha's killer has finally been brought to justice. And God bless Dominic Dunne & Mark Furhman for all their work & dedication in bringing Michael Skakel to trial. This is proof that money cannot always triumph over justice.
    Jo Walker
    London, UK
    Monday, June 17, 2002 @ 08:03:21 EST
  20. mrs. moxley,
    I knew from the beginning that Martha would get the justice she deserved. Ive been following her story for a long time, and im relieved that there is finally some closure for your family. Ive been praying for you since Day 1. Im truly sorry for all that your family has been through. od Bless You and Good Luck.

    san antonio, tx US
    Sunday, June 16, 2002 @ 14:09:54 EST
  21. Thanks for the site and the updates. Being close to Marthas age I have watched all events closely and am so happy that justice was finally served. Nothing will bring Martha back but I hope now that at least Dorothy and John can find peace in the fact that the "person" is going to pay for what he has done. "Vengence is mine sayth the Lord" but in this case the Lord is working through the courts!.

    Debra L. Stillman
    Darien, Il US
    Sunday, June 16, 2002 @ 12:09:32 EST
  22. This site is so well put together...and heartbreaking. Thank God the Moxley family has finally gotten justice. I sincerely hope the appeals they are talking about don't happen, that maybe things are changing where the rich and famous have to abide by the same laws as the rest of us and pay for the wrong they do. I am quite a Dominic Dunne fan too, his books are fascinating and I can't wait for his next one...perhaps a congressman gets found out? (hint, hint)
    Robyn Bennett
    Lancaster, NY US
    Sunday, June 16, 2002 @ 03:41:52 EST
  23. Thank you for your great site. I am very grateful Martha's killer has been brought to justice. Thank you again for your good work in communicating info about the case.
    James Barry
    glen rock, nj US
    Saturday, June 15, 2002 @ 06:44:02 EST
  24. I remember when Martha was murdered in 1975-I was only 20 years old then, and I felt that Martha could have been my little sister! I am so happy that, after all these years of NOTHING going on in the case, there is finally some justice rendered. My thoughts are truly with Mrs. Dorthy Moxley and John Moxley at this time, and I will never forget Martha, even though I never knew her. June 7th will always be 'Martha's Day' to me . Rest in Peace, Martha! You are a beautiful angel.
    Debra Kelley
    Joliet, Il US
    Saturday, June 15, 2002 @ 01:50:27 EST
  25. Hi im a 13 year old girl from a Australia and i was doing one of my assignments on martha's case it made me cry because of all what had happend, im just really happy it has been solved and i really hope Michael pays for what he has done and i just want to wish yous all the best for te future.. love always, ashlee.
    Ashlee Kirwan
    Cairns, QLD Australia
    Friday, June 14, 2002 @ 21:36:35 EST
  26. Martha is now in peace and Michael is in hell, although I do believe he has created his own hell within the past 27 years. He looks like a man that has carried the weight of his guilt on his shoulders and now he can only ask God for forgivness. I hope that Mrs. Moxley and John can move forward with their lives and have faith that God has taken care of Marhta and she is one of the Angel's that takes care of us.
    Betty Murphy
    Norristown, Pa US
    Friday, June 14, 2002 @ 14:44:01 EST
  27. Finally, justice for Martha Moxley. Good luck to Dorthy Moxley, and thank you for bringing Martha's story to the world, and eventually, her killer to justice. The world is a better place because of people like you.
    Mindy Smith
    Tucson, AZ US
    Friday, June 14, 2002 @ 03:32:28 EST
  28. Thank you for a wonderfully informative site on this tragic event. I pray those who loved Martha will now find peace in their hearts. Shame on the Skakels for not realizing what a sick, troubled child Michael was, and getting him the help he needed, quite possibly avoiding this brutal murder all together.
    Honor Arrington
    Brentwood, TN US
    Friday, June 14, 2002 @ 02:15:43 EST
  29. I'm happy that at last Mrs. Moxley and her family have "closure" if that term applies.
    She waited a long time for justice, that's for sure.

    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 20:44:42 EST
  30. Rest in peace Miss Moxley.The call for justice in this case has been heard and the killer is now behind bars.God bless you and your family
    Candy Taylor
    Crisfield, MD US
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 20:14:55 EST
  31. Congratulations to the Moxley family for finding justice for their beloved Martha. After reading Mark Furhman's book on the case, and following the trial, it is very obvious that Michael Skakel is the culprit. Hooray for the prosecuters and jurors for not letting him get away with it, despite his family's riches and a Kennedy connection. Skakel's real punishment, however, will be in his afterlife--purgatory.
    Staci K.
    Denver, CO US
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 17:33:19 EST
  32. The time it took to finally see justice served is appalling! But no matter who you are, in the end, You face REAL judgment. I am grateful for the people that put so much work into this case! And I hope it brings some semblance of peace to the Moxleys. And may this be the beginning of MORE justice!
    clinton, nc US
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 17:10:10 EST
  33. I'm glad they finally got him!
    Deborah Towler
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 14:01:35 EST
  34. God bless you, Dorthy Moxley, for your long
    struggle. May your daughter and your husband
    now rest in peace.

    Gitte & Robert Ellis
    Copenhagen, DK
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 11:02:39 EST
  35. there are so many of us that are thankful that justice was served for Martha. I know her mother has waited alot of years for this day to come and my prayers be with her. this was a brutal crime and Skakel should pay for this the rest of his life such as her Mother has had to live all these years with so much heartache and grief. god bless you Ms. Moxley for never giving up!!!!!!!!!
    vicki nobles
    denison, tx US
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 09:14:31 EST
  36. Have been following this case and ecstatic regarding the verdict. Well done to all who have the tenacity of purpose,Martha is proud of you, Jill
    Jill McLean
    Melbourne, vic australia
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 09:03:18 EST
  37. On page 23 of the closing argument transcripts, Michael Skakel's attorney Mickey Sherman, states that the person who committed this crime should "rot in hell". Now that we know who did it, it appears that Skakel's own attorney has determined what the sentence should be. Life in prison!
    Lindenhurst, NY US
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 08:19:46 EST
  38. There's not much I could add regarding Martha, but I just wanted to send best wishes to Mrs. Moxley and John. We played football together in '75. I saw him
    on Larry King and it brought back good memories, John's a good man.

    Steve Walt
    San Marcos, Ca US
    Thursday, June 13, 2002 @ 00:46:34 EST
  39. Hopefully justice has been served. God bless you all.
    Knoxville , Tn US
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 22:03:57 EST
  40. Thank you very much for this website. It's been wonderful! Much love to Dorthy and John and the rest of the family.
    Houston, TX US
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 20:03:04 EST
  41. Finally, justiced was served. Thank God a KENNEDY, finally got his due. The name did nothing for him, in his trial. I am so pleased for Dorothy, and her son. God bless you both.
    julia v. jensen
    meriden, CT United States
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 14:34:15 EST
  42. God Bless Mark Furhman! Whatever debacle his name may have caused during the OJ trial he has COMPLETELY, totally and forever redeemed himself.

    Martha had 3 angels working overtime to secure her justice: Mark Furhman, Dominick Dunne and Prosecutor Benedict.

    Mr. Furhman you have your name back and the Moxley family has justice.

    I hope the rest of the Skakel family that covered this up will be exposed and brought to justice as well. Aiding and abetting a criminal as well as obstruction of justice is a crime for a reason.

    Valley Forge, PA US
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 13:27:00 EST
  43. When it comes to murder, I don't believe there can be "justice." Nothing can replace the life Martha. I am glad Mr. Skakel had his day in court and that he was found guilty. I feel sorry for her family and friends that it took 27 years for this to happen. I can't imagine what they have went through.

    I am not sure myself why this particular tragedy has impacted me as it has, there are so many out there. Maybe it is because she is my age and I remember seeing and reading about it when it happened. Maybe it is because she reminded me of my younger days and some of the girls I had once knew. Maybe it is because I am the father of a couple of young ladies that I dearly treasure.

    No matter, Martha was obviously loved by her family and friends and her memory will live on.

    Goodnight and rest in peace Martha....

    Tim Gallagher
    Denver, CO US
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 10:55:37 EST
  44. rest in peace baby girl.Justice has been served finally.
    cathy walker
    bloomington, in US
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 02:51:51 EST
  45. I became aware of Martha Moxley after seeing an interview with her mother several years back on one of morning shows. I became fascinated with the case because I was 14 in 1975 so could easily put myself in Martha's shoes and remember what it was like to be so full of hope and happiness for life. Reading her diary on the Court TV site was like closing my eyes and being in 1975 again. But more importantly, as I have watched my children grow, I have come to have a deeper appreciation for Dorothy Moxley. What a strong woman! I have so much hurt, sadness, admiration and respect for this courageous woman. Martha was truly lucky to have such a wonderful mom. I hope the verdict will give Mrs. Moxley and her son another opportunity to heal.
    Paula F
    Greenville, SC US
    Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 00:20:42 EST
  46. Dear Dorothy and John,

    My heartfelt condolenses to everyone who knew Martha. I feel your pain. I find it extremely honorable that Mrs. Moxley could even find a word to speak to skakel. You have a strenght that has truely endured. I hope now you will find some peace. I am so happy that the jury did not find a way to let him off. I pray for you all! May the rest of your lives be full of celebration that Martha was not forgotten and justice was done.

    monroe , nc US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 22:58:55 EST
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 22:09:49 EST
  48. Now that the killer has been convicted Martha can rest in peace at last.Her family will be in my prayes
    Candy Taylor
    Crisfield, MD US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 20:25:06 EST
  49. I became emotionally attached to this case when I saw Katie Couric interview Dorothy Moxley several years ago. Ever since, I have watched this woman in the spotlight as she has never ceased to walk with dignity and grace. I am deeply sorry for the grief of the Moxley family, and yet I am inspired by their integrity and endurance. I wish them peace and some sense of resolve.
    Emilie C.
    Los Angeles, CA US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 19:51:43 EST
  50. Dear Moxleys,

    Martha was a darling girl, such a pretty smile. She strikes me as a very happy young lady.I'll bet she brought much happiness to everyone around her.
    I admire your strength and dignity throughout this ordeal. You have kept your sanity, your manners and your grace under the worst kind of pain a family can feel. You have endured.

    Minneapolis, MN US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 18:52:15 EST
  51. Rest In Peace. You are me before my time.
    Justice will Prevail.

    Santa Barbara, CA US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 18:36:18 EST
  52. Rest in Peace, Sweet Girl.
    Vancouver, Wa US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 16:34:42 EST
  53. I am so sorry for the Moxley family, and those close to Martha, for the tragic loss of a bright life. Although I never knew her, and was not even born when she was taken from them, her bright smile and spirit have resonated through the years so that I feel such a sense of loss at having not known her...and such an elation upon hearing the guilty verdict which was too long in coming. May Martha's spirit forever symbolize youth and happiness, and now justice. God be with her family and those most effected by her loss. I know that she has been in a beautiful, better place for years, but may her soul now rest in peace knowing that justice is not lost. Martha Moxley will forever be a reminder that time does not diminish the pain of such a loss, does not mar the chance for justice in our great country; indeed time itself, and the unwavering spirit Martha left behind in her family, and those who had never known her, became the means for justice. I only hope now that those closest to her can find some peace knowing that truly justice has finally been done!
    Sacramento, CA US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 14:51:57 EST
  54. Congratulations to the Moxleys. I'm very glad that justice has finally prevailed. I knew it was Skakel all along, and I'm glad he was sentenced. He's getting what he deserves. I can only hope they won't let him off on $1 Million bail or something stupid such as that. God Bless Martha, her family, and her friends and I hope there are only continued blessings for all of you. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. :)


    Michael Ritchie

    Michael Ritchie
    Sun City, CA US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 14:02:21 EST
  55. Finally, Justice. I only wish that Rush Skakel, Sr. and any other Skakel family members who had knowledge about this crime would serve twice the sentance that Michael will end up serving.

    My heart goes out to the Moxley family for their terrible, terrible loss. My heart also goes out to Michael because at barely 15, his father and extended family REALLY let him down by not telling the truth. Where the heck was his extended Catholic family and why is it they never intervened? This should NEVER have gone this far. It is a disgrace that the Moxley's were never able to have closure until now.

    Any Skakel family member who had the knowledge of this crime should be totally ashamed!!!!!

    Tara Fuss
    washington, DC US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 13:54:43 EST
  56. I am so happy with the jury's decision! That long -awaited day has finally came. Martha can now rest in peace! Dorthy and John, I am so happy for you and the rest of Martha's family. You have been through such a long ordeal, but now the verdict is in and there is finally justice for Martha. May both of you and the rest of your family finally be given relief and peace after all these years of unrest and anguish! God bless all of you!!
    Michelle Strange
    Euless, Tx US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 13:48:40 EST
    mary a bissaillon
    fort myers , fl US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 12:27:47 EST
  58. Mrs. Moxley and John,

    Congratulations on finally achieving justice for your daughter. What a long road this has been for you both. I remember when I first heard a "snippet" about her murder thinking "Why is this case so unknown and we are not hearing more?" Thanks to your persistence, several good writers, one very good prosecution team and an obviously very very troubled 41 year old man, you are finally, finally getting a little peace. I believe that Michael Skakel probably feels a little peace himself after carrying around this horrible weight for 27 years. Now, the world knows and the secret is forever out. No more lies now. Troubling to me, though, is that he and his family still carry the burden of the "whole" truth. Each and every one of them has some of this filthy little secret deep within him/herself because they know so much more of the WHOLE story than we do. How sad to have to carry that around all your life. His brother David called this a "witch hunt" of their family. He also commented about how important it is for their children to not inherit the denigration that they have endured. I have one comment for that - YOU Skakels brought this "witch hunt" upon yourselves by continuing the cover-up. If you TRULY wish to end the suffering you claim you are experiencing, go ahead and air ALL your laundry. Stop continuing this lie because your children will see for themselves when they are old enough to understand. Get out this skeleton once and for all. And as for your suffering, you simply have not been too concerned with the 27 years the Moxley's have suffered immensely for what your family caused. How sad that makes me for you. All the cover up you tried for your brother and it still ate him up inside until he was just one ruined loser. Let him finally relax now with the truth out and have some peace. Or are you afraid some more truth may just surface at this point? If we, the public, seem vindictive, well, we are. We have witnessed injustice and pain caused by your family and their lies to a family who was suffering already because of what horror your brother inflicted. You say this is a witch hunt, so sorry you see Mrs. Moxley's suffering of 27 years and a search for the truth a "witch hunt" and that you yourselves are victims here. How very sad. We all pray that he gets at least 27 - 1 for each year Mrs. Moxley and her poor husband and her brother (now and only child) have had to think about the horror their beautiful child and sister endured. And add a few years for the plush life he has been able to enjoy all this time.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 12:19:27 EST
  59. I hope the Moxley family will find a measure of peace now that this trial is over with. Given the same circumstances, I do not believe that I could be as gracious as this family is.
    I read that Michael Skakel really believes he is innocent. His surprise at the verdict appears to be only that he didn't 'get away' with this murder.The Skakel family members who managed this cover up for so many years really should be prosecuted, too.
    One part of my heart is sad for Michael Skakel. The mind of a fifteen year old is certainly different than that of a mature man.And again, if I am to believe the content of a book, "The Other Mrs. Kennedy" ( Ethel Skakel Kennedy ) the father of Michael Skakel should face criminal prosecution too.
    Long years in prison for Michael Skakel will not bring Martha back. I hope Mrs. Moxley and her son will show the Skakels what real class is when they speak at the sentencing, by forgiving Michael and asking for a lenient sentence. I think he should have to do public service and visit Mrs. Moxley every month for the rest of his life.

    Mary Chubaty

    mary chubaty
    st petersburg, FL US
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 @ 04:10:38 EST
  60. It would certainly appear that there is an enormous rift in the Skakel family....Where was brother Thomas on Judgement Day? Not among the brothers speaking out AGAINST the verdict to the media..........conspiciously absent......
    A family divided......

    Guilford, CT US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 23:41:58 EST
  61. Although I was not alive when Martha was killed and have only recently learned all the details about the horrible incident, I have become very interested in learning anything possible about it. After all that I have learned about Martha, I feel as if I were her friend, even though she died before I was born. This recent case involving Michael Skakel has inspired me to someday attend law school to become a lawyer to fight cases such as this and get justice sooner for victims like Martha and Dorthy Moxley. I do not feel that this is the appropriate place to voice my opinion on Michael's guilt or otherwise, but if anyone would like to hear my personal theory, please feel free to contact me. This site does a wonderful job in providing information and in keeping the memory of Martha Moxley alive. I am grateful for this place to further my interest in the case. I only wish I could know what REALLY happened that night. Keep up the good work!
    Katie Kohrs
    Gales Ferry, CT US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 23:38:34 EST
  62. I was seventeen in 1975 and a world away. I was made aware of Martha's murder after having read Mark Fuhrman's book. Haunted, I later found your web site and have been following the events since.

    I am pleased that justice has finally been served. Though it must be little comfort I hope that you family's pain has been eased.

    god bless

    Chuck Lupin
    Houston, Tx US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 22:59:17 EST
  63. My heartfelt condolences to the Moxley family on the loss of their beautiful daughter. As I have followed this case and read the books, however, I sense a "witch hunt" and the impulse to "get someone, anyone" to pay for this. It will not bring Martha back. It it time to move on! Good luck to all.
    Sue Milter
    Los Angeles, CA US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 22:18:27 EST
  64. Dear Martha,
    Thank God - may you rest in peace finally.
    Much love from a 48 year old lady who remembers you and feels deeply for your family and friends.

    Auburn Hills, MI US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 21:30:13 EST
  65. I was thrilled when I heard that Michael was finally brought to trial, it seemed like he was really going to get away with murder. and now that he has been convicted, let's all hope he is forced to serve a long, dark, lonely, frightening sentence.
    NY US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 21:02:47 EST
  66. Dear Dorthy and John Moxley,

    I have never forgotten Martha. She was my classmate at Piedmont. I was stunned and deeply saddened by her death.

    You may have only dim memories of your short time in our community, but for those of us who were young teenagers, Martha's time in Piedmont was long. I hope you know that Martha is loved and remembered by many of her fellow students from Piedmont. In particular, she was a great help to a few girls who had been victims of cruel teasing. I admired her very much.

    My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I was fifteen, and continue.

    Patricia Plonsker
    San Francisco, CA US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 19:52:19 EST
  67. Dear Mrs.Moxley & Family,
    I have followed this tragedy for years and am so thankful that justice has at last been served. I only pray that Michael Skakel gets life in prison. God bless you all.
    Jane James

    Jane James
    Chapman, Me US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 18:42:56 EST
  68. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John,
    First, I'd like to tell you how much I admire you for the tone of your comments to the media immediately following the verdict. How many of us could be so humble and gracious. It was a wonderful example to everyone. I just felt like jumping up and yelling "Ha! Finally!". I do acknowledge that Michael Skakel seems to have had a very sad and barren life before 10/30/75, but there is no excuse for what he did, and for what he hid for 27 years. And I can't imagine a whole family...that many people...knowing, and being willing to make every effort to keep him from taking responsibility for his horrendous actions. They are certainly accessories.
    The other thing I wanted to say is that Mrs. Moxley has done all she could do, above and beyond what many would do, for her daughter. Even though she let her out of her sight that night, and couldn't be with her and protect her, she's never let her out of her heart or mind since then. Her strength and determination have finally resulted in justice for Martha. I hope that Martha's family can relax a little now, and that the happy memories can bring a little peace. Martha was a very special person. I never knew her, but I'll always remember her.
    God bless,
    Vicki K.

    Vicki K.
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 17:39:47 EST

  69. Dear Mrs. Moxley: June 7, 2002

    My name is Katherine Cremin, and I just heard the guilty verdict on Michael Skakel for the murder of your daughter Martha in 1975. First and foremost I want to express my sympathy for I know your anguish. And secondly, but as important I want you to know that the perseverance and unity you and your family have shown is an inspiration to me and I am sure many others who believe they know who killed their loved ones and have yet to find justice. I am so overwhelmed with emotion right now, I cried when I heard the verdict and called up my other daughter right away, because we need hope. I also realize as your son John expressed that this is a bittersweet moment for you. I know justice has finally been served, but I know it doesn’t lessen the fact that Martha was taken. As I too am the mother of a murdered girl. I am offering you this information because I listened to you and your son John speak to the media moments ago and you said you wanted to help other mothers and he said to not be afraid to ask for help. I am asking for help, if only in your prayers, I am asking.
    My daughter Deanna Jean Cremin was found strangled to death on March 30th 1995. Just a block from her home. She had just turned 17, and not unlike your daughter had so much more to bring into this world. The last person to have seen her alive was her boyfriend. For seven years I have been trying to bring Deanna’s murderer to justice. I have been so weakened and so beaten by this, but I also have found in some strange way a degree of love and strength that is quite profound. I didn’t know about Martha’s murder until after Deanna was killed. I have prayed for you and your family, and will continue to do so. As I listened to you talk to the media I could empathize with your feelings toward the Skakel family, which it seemed to me you made every effort to comfort them. I found that quite unique if not unusual. God Bless You for your consideration under such devastating circumstances. You are truly a kind woman. Your son John is a devoted brother and son, I am happy you have each other. I know how very much I need my family.
    Well, I guess I just wanted to let you know that your daughter’s justice means a lot to my family and me. I wish you and your family peace and happiness in all your future days.
    Thank you for showing me strength and love.


    Katherine Cremin
    28 Hubbard Street
    Malden, MA 02148
    DeannaCremin.org This is my daughter’s web-site.

    Katherine Cremin
    Malden, MA US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 16:32:16 EST
  70. First I sent thoughts of peace to Martha's family. If Michael Skakel receives true justice and gets twenty seven years in jail, no parole then a message is sent out to those who do harm. You will pay for what you do. Also I echo the words of George H of Las Vagas. Mr Furhman has been shown to be a first class investigator also Dominic Dunne's excellent book came, I beleive, close to the truth. Kathy.
    Irene K. Wardley
    London,England, US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 16:00:26 EST
  71. I am very glad that justice is finally being served. May Martha finally be able to rest in peace and may you and John find some semblance of peace in your lives for evermore. Best Wishes, Carol O'Borski
    Carol O'Borski
    Northport, NY US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 13:31:14 EST
  72. I agree - may you rot in hell - you disgusting slob!!! Dorothy and John - you both are such an inspiration. Martha is truly proud of you - Until you meet again in Heaven. God Bless.
    Cocoa Beach, FL US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 13:09:56 EST
  73. FINALLY! I am elated that Skakel was convicted. May you rot in hell you fat bastard!
    Tampa, FL US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 13:03:13 EST
  74. I'm over joyed to hear that the murderer of Martha is now in prison!! It took 27 years to put that bastard behind bars. I read Murder in Greenwich by Mark Furhman, it was really an excellent book. I hope that Skakel burns in hell! I hope that your family is somewhat relieved by all this, I'm sorry that it took so long. Justice was finally served!
    Georgia Hensley

    Georgia Hensley
    Stockton, CA US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 12:05:46 EST
  75. God Bless our justice system! 27 years later...do you believe it? We finally have something that we can be proud of. With all the adversities our great nation has been suffering, it's a blessing to see that not all is lost. Fame and fortune is not all it's cracked up to be now, is it? NO ONE is above the law! God bless the Moxley family, and to you Martha, may you now rest in the peace and serenity that you so deserve...
    Irvine, CA US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 11:44:02 EST
  76. Dorthy,
    The wheels of justice turn slowly and, although it has taken 27 years, justice has prevailed. My hope is that this verdict may bring you some semblance of peace, recognizing that it will not bring Martha back.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Fred Whelan

    Fred Whelan
    San Francisco, CA US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 11:33:56 EST
  77. Congratulations.

    Your family will continue to be in my prayers that Michael Skakel will get the just due jail time for your years of pain and suffering.

    Anastasia Lavish
    New York, ny US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 10:40:51 EST
  78. Congratulations Dorothy and John Moxley! Justice prevailed! I was so happy Friday evening when I heard on the radio that Skakel was found GUILTY! Poor baby, he sits is a single 8x10 cell--yet he's still better off than Martha. God bless the jury!
    Delta, PA US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 10:34:08 EST
  79. Dear mrs. moxley and John:

    I admire your courage, tenacity and eloquency. God bless you, and your family. May Martha Rest In Peace.

    julie pica
    weymouth, ma US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 10:15:01 EST
  80. I read about the tragedy of Martha's murder many years ago in Australia, and was horrified that nothing had been done to bring her murderer/s to justice. I have since had my own daughter and it has served to compounded for me the loss you must all feel. I read today about the conviction, and know that whilst it will not bring Martha back, I hope it will finally bring some peace into your lives. Our prayers go out to you all.
    L Warrener
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 07:06:09 EST
  81. I am so, so pleased for the Moxley family. I read Domenick Dunne's book in Aug. 1999, and felt outraged that nothing had been done. Then I thought Skakel would get off, but the jurors saw though him - God bless them. All love to Mrs Moxley and John, I am so glad for you. Fiona. xxx
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 03:54:33 EST
  82. I am so very happy there is an end to this sad story. I from time to time would hear about this story & really feel for martha & her mom. I am about her age & it makes me think how lucky so many of us are who were in circumstances that werent always so safe & we were glad we survived. I have a daughter near that same age & pray for her constantly. We can only hope and pray our children stay safe from the evil that took young pretty marthas life. She is in heaven & her offender is where he belongs. I hope the family gets some peace from this sad story.
    chicago area, il US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 02:24:09 EST
  83. Almost everyday, I visit my best friend who is battling cancer. He was the first to give me the news of the conviction. We were both very pleased. But when I heard Martha's brother's comments, it brought saddness. Instead of spending 27 years trying to get people to listen, Mrs. Moxley should have been entertaining a slew of grandchildren. I don't know if I could have done what she did. I have three daughters and I worry about them everyday.
    Sam Smiley
    Coatesville, pa US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 01:34:10 EST
  84. Here is to those in power who commit crimes like this, not only against Martha, but against humanity itself. Millions of us study cases like this, and see the same pattern woven throughout history. A pattern of lies and deceipt in order to maintain power.

    Justice for Martha has finally been delivered, although the demon in this case will try everything to rise up once again to free itself from the shackles of justice with it's minstrels help. Solon said,"Wealth (power) I desire to have, but obtain unjustly I will not. Later justice comes to all."

    Mr. Furhman I commend you. For you were "sacraficed" by the system all those years ago. You asked,"Are there two systems of justice in this country, one for the wealthy and one for the rest of us?" On Friday, June 7th, there was only one. You sir, are now totally redeemed.

    Mr. Benedict, I commend you as well for hitting a home run in the bottom of the 9th, two out, and tied up. Mickey was a little stunned.

    And finally, to the moxley family who have had to suffer all these years by a system that hampered the case from the start. Thank you for keeping this alive and not have Martha's murder be swept under history's rug as are so many. There was a lot sweeping going on.

    Your family, and Martha, are in all our hearts.

    God speed,

    George H.
    Las Vegas, NV

    George H.
    Las Vegas, NV US
    Monday, June 10, 2002 @ 00:29:10 EST
  85. Just when you think another rich s-o-b is going to get off free, and all faith in the judicial system seems lost, twelve jurors with an extraordinary amount of "common sense" deliver a stunning (and correct) verdict. God bless those jurors.
    TX US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 22:39:10 EST
  86. I haven't heard much about the Moxely case until recently. I'm only eighteen, but I've been fascinated by forensics, criminology, and I guess to put it bluntly, murder cases, all my life. Once the media started feeding on Martha's murder and the trial, I decided I wanted to research it some more, and I wanted to find out as much as I could. I think it is horrible what happened. I'm so glad that Michael Skakel was convicted. I firmly believe that either he or Tommy committed the murder, if they didn't commit it together. One of the brothers did it, I'm sure -- and I'm willing to bet that the one that didn't do it knew about the other. I think that had the case been handled better at the time of the murder, Michael and/or Tommy would have been convicted of murder a long time ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Moxely family, along with a prayer of thanks that Michael Skakel is finally getting what he deserves. I'm also glad that he wasn't tried as a juvenile, even though he was only fifteen when he committed this horrible crime -- by the time a person is approximately five years old, they know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. At fifteen, he knew very well what he was doing. He committed an adult crime, and he deserves an adult punishment. I'm very sorry for the Moxely family's loss. I will be praying for you.
    Cassy Fiano
    Jacksonville, FL US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 20:29:25 EST
  87. I haven't heard much about the Moxely case until recently. I'm only eighteen, but I've been fascinated by forensics, criminology, and I guess to put it bluntly, murder cases, all my life. Once the media started feeding on Martha's murder and the trial, I decided I wanted to research it some more, and I wanted to find out as much as I could. I think it is horrible what happened. I'm so glad that Michael Skakel was committed. I firmly believe that either he or Tommy committed the murder, if they didn't commit it together. One of the brothers did it, I'm sure -- and I'm willing to bet that the one that didn't do it knew about the other. I think that had the case been handled better at the time of the murder, Michael and/or Tommy would have been convicted of murder a long time ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Moxely family, along with a prayer of thanks that Michael Skakel is finally getting what he deserves. I'm also glad that he wasn't tried as a juvenile, even though he was only fifteen when he committed this horrible crime -- by the time a person is approximately five years old, they know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. At fifteen, he knew very well what he was doing. He committed an adult crime, and he deserves an adult punishment. I'm very sorry for the Moxely family's loss. I will be praying for you.
    Cassy Fiano
    Jacksonville, FL US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 20:27:40 EST
  88. I just want youto know that your family has been in our prayers. We are still praying for justice to be done and that Skakel gets the harshest sentence possible. I know it won't bring Martha back but I think it will make America feel better.
    Beverly Massegee
    Nevada, Tx US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 19:45:01 EST
  89. At least justice delayed wasn't justice denied.God bless Mrs.Moxley and her son.They finally got Martha the justice she deserves and now she can rest in peace

    Candy Taylor
    Crisfield, MD US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 18:23:54 EST
  90. Mr. Skakel looks awfully "sober" in his new orange attire.

    God Bless the Moxleys and everyone who worked so hard over the years.

    kennebunk, me US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 16:16:58 EST
  91. As a former neighbor of the Skakel family, I am glad that they are now exposed to be the sick, twisted, arrogant, lying individuals that they are. As I wrote on this site a few years ago, I used to watch Rushton Skakel Sr. take his walks through the neighborhood, using a GOLF CLUB as a walking stick, after Martha's murder--amazing, but true. What audacity! For the Skakel family and their neighbors who assisted them in hindering the investigation into this atrocity, I have nothing but contempt. Rushton Sr., Martha's blood is on your hands--what a miserable, inept father you are. You had a big part in making Michael into the murderer that he is.

    Michael Skakel's money and connections can help him no longer--he is, as the caption under his photo on this site states, now "convicted murderer Michael Skakel." While it feels good to write these words--"convicted murderer"--after following this case for so long, my joy is tempered by grief at what the Moxley family has been through over the last 27 years. John and Dorthy, you are inspirational to me and so many others around the world. I am in awe of your courage, persistence, and humility. I wish you peace.

    Laurent Picard
    Hood River, OR

    Laurent Picard
    Hood River , OR US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 14:33:14 EST
  92. I was born and raised in CT. I lived in a small
    town named East Hartland and was 12 years old at the time of Marthas murder and the news of it changed my families whole outlook on the "safety" of their children outside our homes. As a girl I would have been able to participate in the next years cabbage night (the night before Halloween) but from the time
    of Martha's murder til I turned 19 my parents and most others in my town would no longer allow us girls to go out after dark anytime without an adult. They were so worried about the "unknown highway man" who had killed Martha in her own yard and then the ordeal with Ted Bundy. I am thankful for it now but at the time it seemed so unfair. This prompted me to follow this case through-out the rest of my life and I am so glad for the Moxlies and the Prosecution team that they may now live without the uncertainty and one of many open pages from that year in their lives. Closure doesn't bring Martha back and it doesn't take away the pain, but it helps ease the mind to know that the monster who did this has been caught and will be made to make some pittance of retribution.

    Thank you Tom and Mrs. Moxley & family for allowing us to share in your life and cheer you on and add our prayers to yours.

    God Bless all of those who helped make yesterday happen!

    Love and Prayer,
    Lin Layman

    Linnea J. Bidwell-Layman
    Manvel, TX US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 09:18:03 EST
  93. Justice at last! Finally Skakel gets what he deserved all along.! It won't bring Martha back, but I am so happy that this murderer was brought to justice. 27 years is a long time to wait, but through it all you held on Mrs. Moxely. You are indeed a Lady with grace and dignity. Bless you dear Lady! Finally, the system worked. NO amount of money got that creep off this time. Lets hope all appeals are DENIED!! God will be waiting for you Skakel...you're going down!
    Newport, VT US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 09:17:33 EST

  94. I finished Mr. Fuhrmans book, one day before the verdict. There was no doubt in my mind, that he is guilty. I am overjoyed that Martha finally has the justice, that was so long overdue. I cried tears for her, and her family. Dorothy is an amazing woman. As a very religous person, I know that one day, she'll be with her child again, in a much better place. This case touched me so much, that I will be putting some roses on Martha's grave in the near future. I don't know how Mr. Skakel lived with himself and this lie all this time. I have one last thing to say. His earthly trial is over. But when he passes away, and meets his maker, he will be judged once again. And his sentencing there will be an eternal one. God Bless The Moxley family. And God Bless Martha. Her earthly life was cut short, but she's now an angel.An angel who can watch over her mom, until they see each other again. Peace.

    Vinny M
    Ct, US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 08:02:21 EST
  95. At present, a movie is being cast based on the story of Martha Moxley. I am a young actress who has auditioned for her role (flashback scenes), and in doing so I was drawn to your website. I am not one to write to internet sites, but felt compelled to this one time. I think that your excellent coverage of the trials and account of her life is brilliant. Although i did not know her, the personal thoughts and memories in this site prove what a lovely person she was and how dearly missed she still is. I have to congradulate your effort. And now, seeing that i keep close contact with any updates on the trial, i would like to congradulate all that were involved in bringing the convicted to justice. It is the least that her family and friends deserve.
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 06:24:50 EST
  96. To the Moxley's. Its a shame that this took so long. Money has a lot to do with it, and so do "friends" in high places. Just viewing this site and following the trial, I am glad that the fat bastard of a human was found guilty. I bet you are all overjoyed, and at least it is another building block in your recovery process. I give my prayers and respect to martha.

    john d.
    Tampa , FL US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 05:28:21 EST
  97. I am happy to hear the guy that murdered Martha was finally tried and convicted.

    I am almost embarassed to be a U.S. citizen as power and money obviously had an effect in delaying this case from the beginning. That is not supposed to be the case in OUR country!

    To Mrs. Moxley: You and your husband's tenacity have finally paid off. It will not bring your daughter back. It will, however, put a murderer in jail. There is justice in truth at the very least.

    Having lost your daughter, and years later your husband, your strength and fortitude is admirable to say the least.

    As a Christian, I can only offer you this condolence; You will see them again in a better place and rejoice in that family reunion!

    God bless you.

    Lee Lanzoni
    Fort Lauderdale, FL US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 02:14:58 EST
  98. I am soooooo HAPPY with this verdict! I've been following this case for at least 4 years now and it's about time Michael Skakel got what he deserves!! I hope they give him life in prison taking his freedom away, just like he took life from Martha. June 7th was a beautiful day! Martha was such a beautiful girl and this should have never happened, but FINALLY justice has been served! Michael Skakel should not get an appeal, who cares what family he is related to. Mrs. Moxley and John, my heart goes out to you and while this does not bring Martha back I hope in some way it consoles you knowing that Martha's murderer finally gets what he deserves. Nothing that happens to Michael Skakel from this point on will ever be enough punishment for what he did.
    Kristen Madden
    Port Chester, NY US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 00:20:13 EST
    Toni Miller
    Calabasas, CA US
    Sunday, June 09, 2002 @ 00:07:40 EST
  100. I would like to send my sympathy to the Moxley family for the heartache that they have had to endure over the past 27 years, and I would like to congradulate them on their recent victory. I have read every book written on this case, and followed it since it has gone to trial. During my time in college while researching and reading all I could on this case, there was no doubt in my that Michael Skakel committed this unnecessary act of violence, and I am pleased that he now will be taking responsiblity for his actions that night.
    Molly Reed
    Rockford, IL US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 23:14:50 EST
  101. Finally, that lowlife Skakel is held accountable for what he did. Money can't hide you forever. My regards to Mrs. Dorhty Moxley, a REAL crusader!
    Clay Pogue
    Dyersbug,, TN US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 23:00:37 EST
  102. I've followed this case over the last few years and I'm extremely pleased for the Moxley family that they can now have some peace of mind knowing the murderer of their lovely daughter has been brought to justice. God bless them and give them peace.
    Elizabeth Dewar
    Melbourne, Vic AU
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 22:38:40 EST
  103. I have read mark fuhrmans and domonick dunnes books. I have followed all the news by your e-mail bulletins. I want to say,I am very very happy for the moxley family that justice has finally been served.
    Suzanne Farrell
    roscoe, n.y US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 22:27:52 EST
  104. I only read the Dumas book in April, and then got onto the web site later just in time for the trial which I have followed avidly.

    This is from Australia. The verdict was 11pm Friday our time. I couldnt get onto my internet until 2pm Saturday our time. Sat at my computer and first screamed and then wept for joy. I believe that at the very least, it would had to have been one of the two Skakel brothers, so this result is definitely a no-win situation for them now.

    My heartfelt congratulations to the Moxleys for their perseverence and grace.

    A. Keehan
    Perth, Australia
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 22:04:17 EST
  105. i read mark f.'s book about a year or 2 ago and i was moved so deeply by this 27 yr old murder... and i remember thinking the day i finished the book that martha would rest in peace soon because i had a feeling that a day like friday would come. and now it has.. my prayers go out to dorthy moxley and john moxley and the rest of the family.. to Dorthy: It really was Martha's Day.. I remember crying when you had said that.
    Dorothie Pitman
    Forked River, NJ US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 21:59:22 EST
  106. Through a wierd twist of fate, i ended up in Greenwich on New Year's Eve 1999. I only spent one night there and knew nothing of Martha's murder. A few weeks later I was introduced to the case when Michael was arrested. Being from a small town somewhat like Greenwich, I became interested in the 25 year old murder. Ever since then I've vowed to read Mark Fuhrman's book. I didn't get around to reading it unti Friday, coincidentally the same day of the verdict. I've finished it now and I must say that it's a great thing that the Moxley's can feel a sort of justice for their daughter/sister. Unfortunately, no one can predict whether or not this very sick man is going to jail or for how long. Although he's been found guilty, there's still so many holes in the story. Hopefully he will face a long jail term and decide to finally tell the truth. Only then will true justice be done for Martha because everyone will know exactly what happened to her. In a few short days I've read everything I could find on Martha's murder and it is scary to think that Dorthy and John had to wait so long for a verdict because of incredibly terrible policework. Regardless, I am happy for the Moxley's and must say that they are two incredibly strong people. I will be crossing my fingers the day of Michael's sentencing...
    Take Care of yourselves.

    Bobbie Gagnon
    Dain City, Ont CA
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 21:09:53 EST
  107. I just wanted to say that I read Mark Fuhrman's book when it first came out and he totally convinced me that Michael was the murderer. I am so glad that justice has been served and Martha (God bless her soul) can finally rest in peace.
    Mary B.
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 21:07:11 EST
  108. Mrs. Moxley and John...I was so glad when I heard that Michael Skakel was found guilty. Since I had heard he was a suspect I knew he was the murderer. Finally justice has been served. I use to be a probation officer (for Juveniles) and I could see right through him from the beginning. I am glad the jury did the "right thing" and had the courage to do the right thing. I also wanted to say that my heart goes out to you...what a difficult many years you must have gone through losing your beautiful daugther and having that creep run around free all these years. You are definitely right...June 7th was Martha's day. You are a very strong woman and have always handled everyting in such a classy manner. God Bless you and John.
    Waterbury, ct US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 20:30:06 EST
  109. Congratulations and Peace.
    Phyllis Heggen
    Brookings, Oregon US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 20:02:50 EST
  110. THANK GOD!!! JUSTICE HAS FINALLY ARRIVED. Mrs. Moxley, you were right; JUNE 7 is MARTHA'S DAY!!! I feel the same as John: 27 yrs. plus a good penalty time as well. No it won't bring Martha back, but it will ruin his life the same way he ruined Martha's family's. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
    Norwich, NY US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 20:01:18 EST
  111. I am so happy that the jury made the right decision. Now the judge should do the same and give Michael Skakel a sentence of "life in prison with no chance of parole". Anyone who could commit a crime like this should never be let out of prison. I wish he could get the death penalty.
    Lindenhurst, ny US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 17:32:31 EST
  112. I saw this case on Dateline a few years ago and then found this website. Thank you Tom for keeping Martha's memory alive...I appreciate all the time and energy you have put into this, and the email updates on the case were wonderful to receive. The best one was yesterday, with "GUILTY AS CHARGED." This has reaffirmed my faith in the U.S. justice system.

    Such a sad story, for everyone concerned. If only Michael had been convicted right away, he may have been rehabilitated by now...what a tragedy, for Martha of course but also for him...his life is such a nightmare. And his family is STILL protesting his innocence...what does that serve, I wonder.

    I am happy that justice was served for Martha and the Moxley family. Dorthy Moxley is the epitome of a class act, bless you Dorthy for your grace and perserverance in the fight for justice for your daughter.

    Bless Martha Moxley. You were taken much too soon.

    Seattle, WA US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 17:26:39 EST
  113. Mrs. Moxley and family,
    We have watched your courage and learned from it. You all handled it with grace and poise. I know this won't bring back Martha, but justice has been served! May your hearts find the peace they deserve. God bless you and your family!

    Kris Murphy
    FL US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 17:14:50 EST
  114. i have no words .....

    27 years ......

    i have no words for this .....

    leuven, he BELGIUM
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 17:00:39 EST
  115. YES! Justice has come. Michael will not get away with this crime. After reading his book chapters on this site, I am aware that Michael is STILL a very dangerous and demented individual. Lets pray that the Judge gives him life without parole!
    Gold Hill, OR United States
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:36:34 EST
  116. I am sooooo happy that Skakel was found GUILTY!!! He has showed no remorse & thought he was going to get away with it. It won't bring Martha back but at least you have closure. I hope Skakel does at least 27 years plus!!! It's pretty sad when your own family can't get their stories straight. His brother tried to make it sound like they were the victims all these years. Again I am so happy he was convicted! God don't like ugly. What goes around comes around. God Bless you & your family

    norwalk, ct US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:27:02 EST
    gail lundgren
    bridgeport, ct US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:21:44 EST
  118. Michael ya probó la justicia humana... sólo falta la mejor de todas: LA DE DIOS, LA ETERNA.

    Amor y Paz para la familia Moxley. GOD BLESS MARTHA, NOW AND FOREVER.

    galo gonzález
    Monterrey, NL MX
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:17:30 EST
  119. I am sooooo happy that Skakel was found GUILTY!!! He has showed no remorse & thought he was going to get away with it. It won't bring Martha back but at least you have closure. I hope Skakel does at least 27 years plus. His own family couldn't get their stories straight. God Bless

    I hope he does at least 27 yrs if not longer. I'm very happy
    he was convicted.

    norwalk, ct US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:17:08 EST
  120. I am sooooo happy that Skakel was found GUILTY!!! He has showed no remorse & thought he was going to get away with it. It won't bring Martha back but at least you have closer.
    I hope he does at least 27 yrs if not longer. I'm very happy
    he was convicted.

    jill m
    norwalk, ct US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:12:24 EST
  121. We are so relieved that a guilty verdict was rendered in the Conn. v. Skakel case. The jury must have been quite literate unlike the one in the West Coast case of a few years ago. There is a god, after all!
    AL Price
    Pahrump, NV US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:09:37 EST
  122. Glad to see that Kennedy bastard get what's coming to him.
    thousand oaks, ca US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 16:01:57 EST
  123. To the Moxley family:

    You have my respect and admiration for the way you have carried yourselves throughout this trial. You are an example to us all of determination, dignity, compassion, self-respect, class, family love and unending faith. I know that Martha and her Dad are as proud of you as you are of them.

    Martha and I were the same age. Reading her diary and her memories brought back so many memories of that time for me and made it so easy to picture Martha and who she was. Sweet, funny, a little silly at times, caring, and a good friend. I wish I had known her but hopefully we will meet on the other side.

    God bless Martha, her Dad and both of you. My love and respect go with you always.

    Peggy Semelsberger
    Titusville, FL US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 15:53:26 EST
  124. In trying to cover up Michael Skakel's crime for so many years, the Skakel family has done him a great injustice. If he had been tried and convicted as a minor he would have only done four or five years even though he deserves, and will probabley get, much more time. Possibley a well deserved life sentence. I am very happy for MARTHA's Mother. She can finally rest now that her daugher's killer is finally, and justifiabley, behind bars. At least in this case, having a lot of money did not buy you out of a prison sentence.....even though it was justice long coming.
    Kathleen O
    Scottsdale, AZ US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 14:55:46 EST
  125. Finally some justice for Martha! I am so glad her mother finally got her the justice she deserves.Maybe now Martha can rest in peace

    Candy Taylor
    Crisfield, MD US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 14:39:26 EST
  126. Moxleys'
    Fantastic news... My family and I have lit a candle for you and your entire family. Peace be with you all.
    Keener family

    steve keener
    puerto de santa maria, cadiz spain
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 14:16:22 EST
  127. I just want to say FINALLY JUSTICE IS DONE!!
    Congratulations to the Moxley family, I hope now you will be able to have a little peace. Marthas memory will never be forgotton.

    FL US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 13:05:39 EST
  128. The first time I signed this guestbook was on July 4th of 2000. That was almost two years ago and Justice has finally been served. I'm so glad that Michael Skakel was found GUILTY. I know it will never bring Martha back, but at least her soul can rest in peace. I'm so very happy for John and Dorothy Moxley, who have waited patiently for years to see that Martha finally had her day in court. I will always celebrate June 7th as Martha's Day and remember the beautiful sunshiny girl that will live in everyone's hearts that have come to know her. God Bless you John and Dorothy and keep you and your family in his loving care always.

    Silvia Purcell
    Port Orchard, WA US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 12:44:23 EST
  129. Justice was served. The public is tired of the rich and famous getting away crime because of their social status.
    Bert Belfer
    El Paso, TX US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 12:31:35 EST
  130. Congratulations and best wishes to the Moxley family and the fine people who pursued this case against hopeless odds. God Bless.
    Lorrie Watson
    Columbia, SC US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 11:36:26 EST
  131. Thank God that justice has been served after all these years.The family and friends of Martha may now have closure.
    Elizabeth Goddard
    Ashland, Va US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 11:29:00 EST
  132. To the girl with the "sunshine smile", Martha Moxley's wonderful mom, Dorothy and her forever protecting brother, John. I believe that we are all spiritual beings living a human existence. All that have followed this case can see clearly that you are Martha's soulmates. Truth and justice came knocking. May the doors of peace and forgiveness open and sunshine lead you forward for the rest of your lives.
    Houston, Tx US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 11:18:25 EST
  133. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John,

    I am thankful for you and your other family members, that justice was finally served. While the guilty verdict will not bring back Martha, at least perhaps you can rest more easily knowing her killer is behind bars. Power,money and privielge are no reason to elude punishment by law.

    I am not sure what drew me to have interest in this case. However I have followed it closely. I read the books by Dumas, Furhman and Dunne. I am the same age as your daughter/sister. It is a tragedy that such a vivacious girl was not afforded an opportunity to live a long rich life. No chance for college, marriage, children or a profession. So sad. However, as short as her life was, you definitely get a sense that she left a big impact on all those who knew her. She obviously touched hearts all around the country as we all came to "know" her through this case.

    I applaud the prosecution team for neatly ting up their case. But so much credit must be given to you both for never giving up and for diligently trying to keep the case in the minds of the public conscious. You have had to endure so much over the past 26 years.

    Bless you both.
    Kate in Buffalo

    Buffalo, NY US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 10:41:11 EST
  134. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John,

    Buffalo, NY US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 10:23:41 EST
  135. To Mrs. Moxley and also to John - I was shocked and thrilled with the Guilty verdict handed down to Michael Skakel yesterday. I have read a lot about Martha's murder and I am glad it is finally solved. You both displayed such poise and class during this trial and I commend you both. Congratulations! For once, the good guys won one. I hope now Martha can rest in peace.
    Huntington, WV US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 09:43:14 EST
  136. Mrs. Moxley and John, you have shown us your grace under pressure of the most horrific kind. We thank God that your prayers have been answered after waiting so long. Bless you both as well as the memory of Martha.
    Debby Day
    Fairfield, CT US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 09:21:23 EST
  137. Though it was certainly apparant Mr. Skakel was guilty....I, like many people, thought he would get away with it. It felt so good to witness our legal system at it's best.
    Congratulations to your family on finally obtaining the justice it deserves.

    W. Monroe, NY US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 09:02:50 EST
  138. First of all, I want to say how relieved I am for the Moxley family that justice has finally been served for Martha. I have been following this case for some time now, and have always been pained to see what Dorthy and John have gone through to seek justice for this crime.

    Second, I want to say to Dorthy how much I admire you. I hope that people have taken notice of your actions over the past 27 years. To lose a daughter, and have to wait for so long for justice had to be painful beyond what I have ever known. But, you conducted yourself with class, both in front of the camera and towards the guilty and all suspects. You are a very courageous woman, and I only wish you the best. I hope that yesterday's verdict will bring you some closure.

    Jennifer McSparin
    Harrisburg, IL US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 08:57:00 EST
  139. My heart goes out you and the grief you had for all those years. God bless you all.
    Raymond A. Colletto
    Norwalk, CT United States
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 08:50:03 EST
  140. I am delighted for the Moxley family. My very best wishes for the future. Perhaps some peace of mind will be possible when the prison gates finally slam shut behind this man.

    I know others have mentioned this too, but the prosecution team in this case deserves the praise of the nation. It can only be imagined the political pressure they will have been under to do less than their best. Truly, money plus political connections, when untempered by integrity, make a force for evil in any society.

    don tindale
    Gateshead, UK
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 07:38:00 EST
  141. God Bless Martha, John, and Dorthy. I'm so relieved that the system can work and justice is done.
    Marylou Sidor
    Enfield, CT US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 07:30:30 EST
  142. The Moxley family is such a wonder-full example of grace under pressure. Yes, this has been justice delayed, but finally---justice served. I want to send my best hopes and wishes to Mrs. Moxley and John Moxley---God bless you both. And it is also crucial to thank Mr. Dunne, Mr. Fuhrman, and the prosecutor's team. This is a relief for everyone.
    Denise B. Fair
    Round Rock, TX US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 06:41:58 EST
  143. To Mrs. Moxley and Family

    Peace to your family. God Bless Martha.

    osterville Ma

    osterville, ma US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 06:13:02 EST
  144. I am happy that justice has been served. I hope this brings some peace to the Moxley family.
    Patrick Fitzgerald
    St. Louis, MO US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 05:20:21 EST
  145. Finally!!!! Justice can now begin to be served, tho Skakels punishment shall never come close to the suffering those mourning Martha endure always, having faith that his judgement days ahead reap greater consequences than can ever be handed here on earth leaves me with some peace. His soul rotten to the core, I'm estatic the persistence of the Moxley family finally brought this bastard to justice. Amen, there is a God.
    Gallatin, TN US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 04:25:11 EST
  146. Today was the first day i red about the case from a website and by going through in detail and reading all these peoples guest book ,i feel very sad ,and i feel as f i have been with this girl who was for no bloody reason taken away from her family ..and the reason is so sick ...i just hope the guy who did this has a very bad death .
    There has to be a law brought all around the world that murderers be shot to dead without any trials or court dalings .

    May god be with you.

    INDIA, india
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 04:11:12 EST
  147. please accept my good wishes to you and you are to be commended for not giving up. i am glad the wait for your family is over.
    san diego, US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 03:44:24 EST
  148. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John:

    I AM SO VERY HAPPY THAT MICHAEL SKAKEL IS FINALLY GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR TAKING THE LIFE OF MARTHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Martha was a BEAUTIFUL young woman with such a wonderful life ahead of her, and for taking that life MICHAEL SHOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AGAIN !!!!!!!

    Mrs. Moxley and John, I want to let you know that I am SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU, HAPPY BEYOND WORDS !!!!! You and your family have deserved justice for SO LONG, and even though it took so long in coming, IT IS FINALLY HERE and I hope this will help you both to go on with your lives. Having lost many family members myself, I KNOW how difficult it is to deal with, and for you to have to deal with the way Martha was killed, at such a young age, and TO KNOW all this time that the Skakel family was, in some huge way, involved, must have been so horrible for you !!!!!! Michael Skakel has NO ONE TO BLAME FOR THIS BUT HIMSELF !!!!!! Rushton Skakel Sr. allowed his family to become so dysfunctional, but he never did anything to change that, he was too busy worrying where his next drink was coming from, HE HAS NO RIGHT TO CALL HIMSELF A FATHER BECAUSE HE IS A " FATHER " IN THE BIOLOGICAL SENSE ONLY !!!! In a very sad way, it is no wonder Michael is the way he is, BUT THAT IS IN NO WAY AN EXCUSE FOR WHAT HE DID !!!!! HE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A TOTAL WASTE OF A HUMAN LIFE !!!!!!!! I TRULY BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE WILL PAY FOR THIER SINS, IF NOT HERE ON EARTH, THEY WILL PAY WHEN THEY MEET THEIR MAKER, so no matter what happens from now on, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE FINALLY FOUND THE JUSTICE YOU HAVE DESERVED FOR SO VERY LONG!!!!!!



    Donna Belmont
    Levittown, PA

    Donna W. Belmont
    Levittown, PA United States
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 03:43:37 EST
  149. To Mrs. Moxley:
    I never followed the case of your daughter's demise until after the verdict. I am two years older then she was but after today's verdict I can only feel sorrow for all involved, there are no winners only losers. It is too bad that your daughter couldn't have lived the life God had given her. She was a beautiful girl, with a beautiful smile and alot of potential. Why do bad things happen to kind trusting people? There is a song by Billy Joel "Only the good die young" and I have to believe it is true. My Father died of a heart attack in 1974 when I was 15 years, he was 52. Your Daughter's trial brought back memories of that time for me since it was around that time. Sometimes I think God is unfair... but maybe that is his plan. My father was a kind moral man and I hope that he meets Martha in heaven, and they share their memories of life on earth. I know when I die I will meet my father. I know when your time comes you will see Martha agaain as you remember her. Remember God is on our side.

    My deepest sympathy!
    St. Petersburg, fl US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 03:30:45 EST
  150. A prayer answered! Martha is finally able to rest peacefully in the arms of the angels. even though I don't know you, or Martha, I have followed this story for years. Thank G-d, your peace of heart and mind has finally been restored. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you.
    Mr. Furman was an angel sent to you. Maybe he can be an angel sent to others.
    Excellent job for everyone who endured all of this, all of these years. I hope michael gets the rest of his life in prison, and it is every day, every second, as unpeaceful as the death of Martha was.
    G-d bless you and your family.

    R. Goldberg
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 02:50:36 EST
  151. Dear Dorthy and John,

    June 7, 2002

    Happy Belated Birthday Dorthy,

    Today was your birthday present from Martha!

    Jacqueline Canning
    Bensalem, PA US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 02:30:13 EST
  152. This is to Martha & her family, I have the deepest sympathy for you all!! I was born in PA on Sept. 28, 1960 and Martha would have been my age today! I will always pray to the Blessed Mother for Martha as she was an angel.So Sad!!
    Here is a poem for Martha!!
    I'm Free
    Don't grieve for me for now I'm free.
    I'm following the path God laid for me.
    I took his hand when I heard him call.
    I turned my back and left it all.

    I could not stay another day,
    To laugh, to love, to work or play;
    tasks left undone must stay that way.
    I found that place at the close of the day.

    If my parting has left a void
    then fill it with remembered joy
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
    And yes, these things , I too will miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life's been too short, however, full.
    I had good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all to brief;
    Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and share with me;
    God wanted me now. HE SET ME FREE.


    Mary L Vail
    Canon City, CO US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 02:23:43 EST
  153. Mrs. Moxley,
    Accept my ongoing condolences of the loss of Martha.
    I want to tell you how relieved I am that there has finally been some justice in this case.
    Hugs and love to you and yours.
    L. Brodeur

    CT US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 01:48:02 EST
  154. Mrs. Moxley,
    Accept my ongoing condolences of the loss of Martha.
    I want to tell you how relieved I am that there has finally been some justice in this case.
    Hugs and love to you and yours.
    L. Brodeur

    CT US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 01:47:53 EST
  155. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John,

    I wrote to you once before to lend support when I heard that this case was going to trial. I want to acknowledge your grace and perseverance. I was a sophmore in college when Martha was murdered and I remember. Martha stands for all of us, who perhaps grew up under the umbrella of privilage.I could have so easily been Martha. And nothing will keep me from remembering that.

    I cheered outload when I heard the verdict.

    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 01:29:33 EST
  156. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John,

    I wrote to you once before to lend support when I heard that this case was going to trial. I want to acknowledge your grace and perseverance. I was a sophmore in college when Martha was murdered and I remember. Martha stands for all of us, who perhaps grew up under the umbrella of privilage.I could have so easily been Martha. And nothing will keep me from remembering that.

    I cheered outload when I heard the verdict.

    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 01:28:46 EST
  157. Congratulations!!!!!! I am so happy for you both. (John and Mom) It's not really a happy thing, but it is over now and Martha has justice!! At last! Praise our wonderful God for bringing this creep to where he belongs.
    Best wishes to you both!
    Gina Kevins

    Gina Kevins
    Litchfield, Ct. US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 01:11:13 EST
  158. Finally,justice is served!
    pearl river, ny US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 01:10:36 EST
  159. My wife and I have always felt that Michael Skakel was guilty. Our only doubt was if a jury had enough courage to do the right thing and find him guilty. Mrs. Moxley, the way you have handled yourself throughout these hearings and the trial is to be admired by all; such class, such dignity. You are truly an inspiration. I hope you and your family can now move on with your lives knowing that the (and I hesitate to use the word) person responsible for taking your daughters life will recieve his punishment.
    Rocky Hill, Ct. US
    Saturday, June 08, 2002 @ 00:37:51 EST
  160. Congratulations on the verdict today. I know it will not bring Martha back to you, but at least the man who took her from you will now be punished. God Bless you all for never giving up on finding justice for Martha. After following this case for years, I feel like I know all of you!
    Northridge, CA US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 23:55:46 EST
  161. Hi Moxleys,

    My dad was one of the Detroit homicide detectives who consulted on this case. I know he would be pleased with the results today. I think you did the right thing and you have the right person.

    Your Martha in her picture looks like a person who was full of joy. Her smile is so pretty. It must be hard to think of what might have been all these years. Your efforts as a family to keep her spirit alive have touched my heart.

    Detroit, MI US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 23:17:07 EST
  162. hi people i think the investigators did a good job
    merdien, ct US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 23:15:11 EST
  163. I was listening to a radio station in London (on-line) when the broadcast was interrupted to announce the verdict. I said a silent prayer of thanksgiving for justice finally served. I was 15 when Martha's life was taken, and now as a mother of a 3 year old girl I cannot even begin to comprehend Mrs. Moxley's pain. To lose child is enough to bear, but to have that senseless act go unpunished for nearly 27 years and still remain dignified and determined. Yes, today is Martha's Day, and I too will light a candle in her honor. Mrs. Moxley is to be greatly admired, along with her brother, her relatives, friends especially Tom Alessi whose diligence in preserving her memory is to be commended. Amen!!!
    Candy Mausser
    Venice, FL US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 23:12:37 EST
  164. its so nice to see this terrible crime finally come to closure,my heart goes out to the family of martha moxley.
    imogene fowler
    smackover, ar US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 22:41:10 EST
  165. I'm so glad that Martha and her family have finally gotten justice - It should have happened 27 years ago! Mrs. Moxley, your courage, grace and perserverance during this case is an inspiration to us all.
    Dallas, TX US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 21:33:24 EST
  166. I am truly heartened by today's verdict and express my admiration for Mrs. Moxley's perseverance and determination in bringing this case to trial. I salute you Mrs. Moxley for being such an outstanding advocate for victim's rights and proving to us that 'it is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness'. God bless you for showing us such grace.
    Lory Jennings Gambrill
    Greenwich, CT US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 21:31:14 EST
  167. I was a Greenwich resident in 1975, I’m sorry it took so long to get to this day but I know it was driven by a Mother’s love. God Bless you!
    Mike D.
    Formerly Greenwich, CT US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 21:15:00 EST
  168. After I read "A Murder in Greenwich" I had no doubt as to who committed this crime. Today justice has been served. Although it can never bring Martha back this verdict does renew my faith in the system. Thank God, and may God bless the Moxley family.
    Richard Heldmann
    East Hartford, CT US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 21:10:18 EST
  169. I just wanted to say how glad I am that justice has finally been served. It is extremely gratifying for me to see that Mr. Spoiled Little Brat is finally going to get his. This proves that at least some of the time, even the rich and powerful have to pay for their crimes. Good luck to you and your family.
    Dan McCarthy
    Wethersfield, CT US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 21:06:09 EST
  170. I agree with Mrs. Moxley. Today is MARTHA'S DAY!! I was practically jumping up and down in my living room when the verdict came in. I wanted to shout "Hooray Martha, you did it, you won !!!"

    I wept for your family over your loss, and the tragedy you endured. But today, my heart is full of joy - that perhaps now, you will all have peace.
    May God continue to bless you all & God bless Martha.

    Brenda Puterbaugh
    Howard Beach, NY US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 20:08:07 EST
    ELLINGTON, CT 06029, CT US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 20:06:14 EST
  172. Justice was long overdue for the Moxley family..She can finally rest in peace..The Moxley family can now have some closure and go on with their lives..Skakel deserves life.
    Atlanta, ga US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 20:04:48 EST
  173. I had not followed the case closely, but once I heard about the verdict, I did a search to learn more and found your website. Upon looking at the pictures of Martha, I realized that this was not just another "story" but a real live young lady robbed of her life. She was only four years older than myself, and the same age as my sister. Viewing the photos, I saw that she could have been any number of girls I once knew, and she deserved to have the same number of years ahead of her that Michael Skakel had. I'm happy that he was finally convicted, yet saddened that this happened at all. May God bless each and every one of you that kept Marthas memory alive all these years. I hope you can now find some peace.
    Rick Dube
    Dover, NH US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 19:57:27 EST
  174. Guilty as charged...JUSTICE has been served..Thank God.

    Has renewed my faith in the justice system..

    Rest in Peace Martha and God Bless the moxley family.

    Guilford, CT US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 19:37:45 EST
  175. To Mrs. Moxley and John:

    Today's news of Skakel's conviction has provided many of us with some renewed hope for our justice system. The jury was brave and acted honorably and they ought to be proud of their decision.

    I was in high school in Greenwich in 1975 and I remember the rumors about suspects. Michael Skakel was on top of the list.


    MM Brown
    North Palm Beach, FL US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 19:23:01 EST
  176. I was so nervous when I heard that they had a verdict. I was so happy for the Moxley Family when I heard "Guilty"!!! Thank God justice is served!!!
    Lisa Marie Jones
    Marshall, Ark US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 19:17:01 EST
  177. God is good. What a glorious "belated" birthday gift for you, Dorthy! We're all so happy for you and John. Rosemary and Rita are so proud of you from above. Many more blessings to you.
    S Gonzales
    Houston, TX US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 19:03:45 EST
  178. I can not express how elated I was when I heard that Michael Skakel was found guilty for the murder of Martha Moxley. Congratulations to the Moxley family. Justice was done.
    Aliquippa, PA US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 18:25:20 EST
  179. I too am happy that you have a verdict. I know you have KNOWN for a long time.

    I was a '75 grad from Greenwich High, and although I didn't know Martha or John, I knew a lot of kids that did live in Belle Haven.

    I have enjoyed your sharing Martha's Diary. I so remember LaCoste Shirts and Topsiders!! Hanging with friends, and worrying about boyfriends.

    I too hope michael is a better parent than his dad was, but boy does he look like him!

    God Bless

    Raleigh, NC US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 18:22:39 EST
  180. Thank God! I am so elated for all of you. My husband called me at work with the news--this rstores my faith in the criminal justice system--and Mr. Fuhrman, I net you a few years ago at the theatre (phantom of the opera) and you told me of this case & the book you were writing--I bought the book read it & couldn't get the case off of my mind. i have hoped & prayed for this outcome for so long--&, Detective, although you suffered a grievous mockery of justice during OJ, i believe that justice for Martha would not have come about without your book, which might never have been written otherwise. Looking forward to next book, sir. Regards & kudos to all on the Moxley team. i know I will sleep better tonight.
    Karen Root
    Middletown, NJ US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 17:09:45 EST
  181. I cannot express the joy I feel that Michael Skakel has been convicted. I cried. You are truly a tremendous person Ms. Moxley and John - you were there each step of the way with your mother. You both deserve a medal for your dedication and love for Martha. I am sure she is jumping for joy in Heaven. God Bless you both.
    Christina Foley
    Brandon, FL US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 17:05:43 EST
  182. Dear Mrs. Moxley & Family,

    You have won a great victory today......I along with many, many others couldn't be happier for you......Congratulations and Best Wishes,

    Bill T.

    Bill Trout
    Rockville, MD US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 16:38:29 EST
  183. Having a daughter, I know how it could feel to lose her and our family will keep her in our daily prayers.God Bless your family!
    Anthony Re
    Reading, PA. US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 16:14:15 EST
  184. God bless all of you who have fought so long and so hard. I know Martha is thankful for your fight and your love. I will light a candle tonight for Martha, and I am so thankful for this conclusion. This IS Martha's day. This is ALL for the love of Martha. God bless your days everyday from now on!! Bless!!!
    Brenda Carpenter
    Waverly Ohio, OH US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 15:48:55 EST
  185. I give an enormous amount of credit to the family of Martha Moxley for standing up to the Kennedy's. The Kennedy's protray themselves as the American equivalent of royaly. The facts are that they built their fortune on the backs of immorality - rum-running. There have been many who have died or "disappeared" in the face of Kennedy controversy, no names required. Lets face it - they are an American embarrasssment. Show me an ounce of honesty or integrity in what the Kennedy's claim to represent. All I have seen is sex and sleaze. I feel very bad for the American people that they seem to be stuck with the likes of this as their so-called icons. I wouldn't walk across the street for them. They can go to hell. And I'm certain they will, and have. Jimmy Hoffa hit the nail on the head in one of his conflicts with little Bobby Kennedy, which is depicted in the American film "Hoffa". There is no quesion at all in my mind that the Kennedy's and their bloodlines will and do rot in hell.
    Ron Hewitt
    Calgary, AB CA
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 14:43:58 EST
  186. Finally- Justice has been served and maybe now the Moxley Family can find some peace in this tragedy. Now lets just pray that the punishment is one suited for his horrible crime. Mrs. Moxely- you are so strong to have stuck through this for so long, I am sure your dauther is proud today.
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 14:08:04 EST
  187. God bless Mrs. Dorothy and John Moxley for their courage, grace, persistence, dignity and resolute drive. I pray that today's verdict brings a final peace to Martha, as well as to all of those who knew and loved her.

    A special thanks to Dominic Dunne and Mark Fuhrman for their efforts in keeping this baffling case alive and before the public eye. Undoubtedly, their efforts were instrumental in bringing a conclusion to this long ordeal.

    Don Walker
    Forest Hill, MD US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 11:56:57 EST
  188. Now you can Rest In Peace, Martha!
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 11:25:39 EST
  189. Thank the Lord!

    Michael has gotten his just reward!

    Alan Williams
    Floyd, Va US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 11:04:21 EST
  190. Such a tradgedy. I am the same age as what Martha would have been today, had she had the chance to be it. I remember hearing about her murder when it happenend. And I remember my mother using her as an example to be careful, and not so trusting.

    When I read Martha's diary recently, I could reflect back to those days of my youth, and I could feel the girl in her, and the spirit of the seventies.

    Even after all the time that has passed, I feel the murderer should still be sought and brought to some sort of justice. After all he has had twenty five years to live, breathe, walk, talk, eat, and sleep.

    Martha's family has had twenty five years, of living also, but always agonizing and many broken nights of sleep and tears. I cannot even imagine her mother's pain and torment.

    I say if Michael Skakel is this monster, than dammit I feel no mercy should be put upon him. How could we let time lasp so long, in trying to solve this horrific cause of death of such a young promising life.

    Such a travesty all of this. I only hope that the demons in the killer's mind torture him daily, to the point of confession, and then perhaps a Mother's broken heart can rest.

    Elaine Pietrucha
    Milford, Nj US
    Friday, June 07, 2002 @ 00:13:02 EST
  191. Martha in spirit (with her Dad) must be watching over her loved ones, especially her Mom, knowing how completely loved she was and always will be. Mrs. Moxley is an inspiration for all of us in many different ways. I have read her comments about the trial; she has an amazing resilience devoid of bitterness, hate or need for personal retribution despite the fact her daughter was ripped away from her in what she must have felt was an utterly safe backyard. She appears to have "let go, and let God" exact his wrath on the guilty, knowing that this is worse than ours on Earth could ever be. Mrs. Moxley, God is most certainly with you. Thank you for your inspiration. Also, I read Martha's entire diary. I was only two years older and it sent me back to those years. Martha obviously gave more than most people do who live very long lives. It is clear from where she absorbed her goodness and sunshine. tlw.
    Tracey Whitaker
    Bowie, MD US
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 23:43:50 EST
  192. Its good to see the jury deliberating for as long as they are, I believe they may see the truth . Lets all hope justice is done. GUILTY
    Todd Lastman
    Abbotsford, BC CA
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 22:09:02 EST
  193. Michael Skakel's semen was found at the crime scene. He claims he climbed the pine tree outside Martha's bedroom window the night of the murder and masturbated. If Martha never came howe, and was therefore not in her room, why would he masturbate in front of a darkened, empty window? Wouldn't he have presumedly only done so if he had been able to see Martha in the window? Also, I don't know if the semen was found on or next to Martha, but if she was already dead and under the tree when he supposeldy climbed it, wouldn't he have seen her lying there before climbing the tree? It doesn't make sense.
    Boston, MA US
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 21:33:37 EST
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 19:40:15 EST
  195. Happy Birthday, Dorthy! (From Rosemary and Me) One thing for sure, this will all be finished by your next birthday. God's blessings to you all.
    S Gonzales
    Houston, Tx US
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 19:20:38 EST
  196. To the Moxleys:

    This case really touched me. I hope you are able to find some peace and closure. Remember that God uses ALL things for the greater good. We can't always know His reasons. I know these are only words, but this knowledge has sustained me thru some bad times. God Bless

    Mr. Fuhrman:

    I have read both your books, and I am completely impressed by your investigative skills. Although, I don't currently work in the field, I have a degree in criminology and consider you someone who sets the standards. Thank you for doing your part in bringing justice in the Moxley case.

    IN US
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 11:38:56 EST
  197. Dear Moxleys

    I must say your daughter had the most beautiful smile. I'll bet she brightened everyone's day. The trial should be about her, not the Skakels. At any rate, she seems like she was a very happy girl, due no doubt to her loving Mother and family.
    God Bless

    Minneapolis, MN US
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 09:50:02 EST
  198. I send to you my admiration and prayers.
    Virtginia Roberts
    Morehead City, NC US
    Thursday, June 06, 2002 @ 07:15:10 EST
  199. This case is getting so intense, I can hardly wait for the verdict. I hope he gets put away, hopefully in a jail and not a pschiatric ward, because I think he should rot in a jail cell for what he did, and then all the magets can eat his body. Everyone says that someone deserves a second chance but until it happens to them they shouldn't say that. When it's your family it's different. " Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" too bad it wasn't like that.
    Desiree Pires
    Surrey, Canada
    Wednesday, June 05, 2002 @ 21:23:57 EST
  200. I have been following this case since I saw a feature about it about it about a year ago, and then I came across a book and read the entire thing in 2 days. I am too young (only 18) to actually remember when this horrible incident happened but it is cases like this that have made me decide on a career in law- I don't want to see people like Martha's murderer on the streets. No one should ever have to go through what the Moxley family have had to endure and my thoughts are with them as they finally try to bring some closure to what has happened.
    Wednesday, June 05, 2002 @ 20:57:20 EST
  201. From a Greenwich Times article: Dorthy Moxley, the victim's mother, said the wait did not leave her as agitated as it did others because she was preparing herself for any outcome. "I have been waiting for so long -- waiting and waiting. Now I would like to see him go to jail," Moxley said. "But if he is acquitted, I will not feel bad. I will just hope he is a better father than his father and that he is a good citizen."

    Dorthy Moxley is a total class act. I pray for her.

    IN US
    Wednesday, June 05, 2002 @ 20:06:03 EST
  202. I truly do hope the murderers are found, this case has really touched home for me and i'am only 18 years old my prayers ae with you and your family.
    natasha Cree
    edmonton, canada
    Wednesday, June 05, 2002 @ 15:47:42 EST
  203. Thank you, Mr. Benedict! We can all see the outstanding end now!
    Houston, TX US
    Wednesday, June 05, 2002 @ 14:59:28 EST
  204. Dorthy Moxley,

    You are a very brave lady. I admire your devotion to your daughter. I am glad she had this chance to be heard in court. What happened to her should not be swept under the rug.

    Chicago, IL US
    Wednesday, June 05, 2002 @ 13:15:11 EST
  205. Dorthey and John Your strength has been an inspiration for me. I will always remember this case. Thank-you
    Todd Lastman
    Abbotsford, B.C. CA
    Wednesday, June 05, 2002 @ 01:16:43 EST
  206. Thank you for giving the public the opportunity to learn more about Martha Moxley. I pray that justice will be served, then Martha Moxley can rest. God bless you!
    Penny R.
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 20:37:26 EST
  207. Dear Dorothy and John:
    Martha was a great friend of mine in Jr.High and a true inspiration. Our family sends wishes from Piedmont and Tahoe. Regardless of the outcome of the trial, our thoughts are with you.

    Patricia Hanson
    (Trisha Nott)

    Patricia Nott Hanson
    Lake Tahoe, CA US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 16:58:15 EST
  208. Dear Moxley Family,

    My heart goes out to you having dealt with this for so many years with so little chance for closure. While you will never be able to forget Martha, I am sure you will find some small measure of comfort in the justice of convicting her killer. I just found your website today and am impressed by the volume of information available here. I hope the jury deliberation does not linger on, but offers a swift, but correct verdict! You are in my thoughts today!

    Tammy Ruplinger
    Louisville, KY US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 16:37:26 EST
  209. Dear Mrs Moxley & John,
    I just wanted you to know my prayers are with you on this very trying day. Just remember the good Lord has been taking care of Martha for a long time now and I believe he will also take care of this case.
    Tammy Nelson

    tammy nelson
    dallas, tx US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 15:59:20 EST

  210. Margaret Mensik
    Stratford, CT US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 14:24:29 EST
  211. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John,

    First and foremost, I admire you both for your strength and courage through this tragic ordeal. I am a firm believer that "what goes around, comes around." In the end, Martha's murderer will have to answer to a much higher power and to his own mother. Meanwhile, he has to live with himself, as pathetic as he is, and be forever haunted by Martha's death. Society will NEVER accept him and he will be reminded every day of his shame and guilt, as people point and stare. Whether convicted by the jury or not, the world has convicted him and he will pay one way or another. I pray that justice prevails, but if he does get off unpunished, I believe that someone close to him will end up paying for his crime. May he be taunted by the "Kennedy Curse" and feel the pain and suffering with the loss of a loved one! It is so sad that people are threatened by the power of the Kennedy name and can be bought off for fear of their own lives or families, but they too must live with this guilt and some day PAY for their silence.

    I always lived in Connecticut and was in high school when Martha was killed. I never heard of the case until years later and don't know why. I am disturbed by so many unanswered questions. I keep asking myself, why hasn't someone come forward and admit that the Skakel's have paid for their silence. Has anyone looked into bank accounts and found large deposits of money? Especially, the live in Nanny. Why haven't we heard more from Tommy, since he was supposedly the last one to see her alive. I want to hear what he has to say. And what about the disappearance of the bloody clothes found in the trash the next day? I suspect foul play, even with the police department. So many lives have been affected only to protect the life of a murderer. Why? What lesson has been learned? So many questions remain, so little answers.

    Whatever the verdict, you MUST hold on to the wonderful memories of Martha, so loved and admired by those she touched. Obviously, you have done a wonderful job in raising her and you should be proud of that. I believe that she is in a better place now and is at peace with herself. I am sure that she wants you to find the same peace and happiness that she feels. You have done everything a mother can be expected to do, and then some, in trying to find her murderer. I imagine that both Martha and Mr. Moxley are smiling down at you now with pride and all their love! Smile back!

    Thinking of you, Paula

    Farmington, CT US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 10:22:54 EST
  212. Mrs. Moxley and John: I hope you finally can get some resolution from this. Although I'm sure it will never be over for you maybe this closure will bring you both peace. I believe they are trying the right person for this. I hope they find him guilty. If not know that most of the country believe he is a murderer. May God bless both of you.
    Janice Peterson
    Joplin, MO US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 06:46:31 EST
  213. Watched a program about this case over the weekend which peeked my curiousity. Went to library today and got Dominick Dunne and Mark Furhmans books so that I could become better acquainted this case. Very sad and tragic events... I hope justice will be served. My prayers to the Moxley family and Martha's friends. My best regards, Lady Creationz (http://www.ladycreationz.com)
    Lady Creationz
    AL US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 02:09:21 EST
  214. Mrs. Moxley & John-

    I sincerely hope that justice will be served very soon and you will be able to find some peace and closure to this tragedy...

    You have shown remarkable strength through it all and are truly an inspiration.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you both...

    Guilford, CT US
    Tuesday, June 04, 2002 @ 00:07:00 EST
  215. In the USA a person is innocent untill proven guilty.
    greenwich, US
    Monday, June 03, 2002 @ 23:37:26 EST
  216. I hope the day comes when Martha can finally rest in peace.

    Monday, June 03, 2002 @ 23:00:25 EST
  217. Dear Mrs Moxley and Family I was the same age as your daughter when Martha was murdered. I have often thought of you and your family through the years. I hope juctice is served for I know this has been awful for you. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. Sincerely Denise and family
    seymour, ct US
    Monday, June 03, 2002 @ 19:39:10 EST
  218. Dear Mrs Moxley and Family I was the same age as your daughter when Martha was murdered. I have often thought of you and your family through the years. I hope juctice is served for I know this has been awful for you. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. Sincerely Denise and family
    seymour, ct US
    Monday, June 03, 2002 @ 19:38:50 EST
  219. I can only hope that the scum Skakle is convicted and receives the harshest penalty possible.
    richard j. lloyd
    toledo, OH United States
    Monday, June 03, 2002 @ 15:54:11 EST
  220. I studied this case for my english class last year...we did a mock trial, in which I was a defense attourney for Michael Skakel. Even through that, It appeared to me that he is guilty. I must say though, I'm sick of hearing about people bashing the kennedys for paying off judges and courts and such. There are two sides to that evil....the briber and the one who accepts. Maybe we should look more at improving our judicial system rather than bashing familys who happen to take advantage of the corruptness. May God Rest Marthas soul, and may her killer be brought to justice.
    Vero Beach, FL US
    Monday, June 03, 2002 @ 02:56:36 EST
  221. I just pray that the right person is convicted of Martha's murder. I do believe that it's either Thomas or Michael Skakel, and anyone who's been a party to the cover-up all these years should, at the least, be very ashamed, and at the most should also "pay", even though it won't bring Martha back. Best wishes to Mrs. Moxley and John. I'm sorry it's taken so long.
    Vicki K.
    Sunday, June 02, 2002 @ 21:33:27 EST
  222. To Dorthy Moxley "Keep the strength,keep the fight,and above all keep the faith for one day all will be good again."
    harold, ky US
    Sunday, June 02, 2002 @ 00:57:25 EST
  223. I have been intrigued by this case for years, read extensively what i have access to via the interenet and library, and have seen noone touch on THIS theory....

    yes, it is my opinion that michael did kill Martha, HOWEVER, i do not belive that he killed her, dragged her body and removed her clothing. i am sure that michael was well aware of tommy's and Martha's mutual flirtations, and that night, whether he was looking to be with Martha or not, was certainly NOT going to leave to go to the Terrien house, leaving tommy and Martha obviously flirting with each other. i believe he was frustrated and embarrassed and did not know what to do and so i belive he stayed behind and followed them, watching them, all the while his heart racing with anxiety and rage. i believe that he watched as tommy and Martha engaged in some sort of sexual play, and during that, michael could bear no more and in a rage came upon them in the midst of their act and ran to them and attacked ("my" explanation for the fact that her panties and jeans were pulled down (and i mean no disrespect to her by my assumption). i think michael just 'went in swinging' and wound up striking Martha. i belive there was then a panic and a frenzy, thus Martha being bludgeoned so severely, and tommy's involvement.

    i believe this implicates both michael and tommy, thereby all the cloudiness and double finger pointing. i believe they went to littleton, the only 'figurehead'in the house at the moment, (and if he drank with them during dinner, they might have considered him on their level) he contacted rushton immediately, and then began the cover-up of the century. unless this theory has been brought up and debunked, i am so very surprised that i have not seen anything alluding to it. to me it seems obvious, if you consider the high-powered, spontaneous emotions and hormones of a 15 year old boy, then add an outrageously screwed up family, alcohol and jealousy.

    i felt compelled to send this along only because sometimes we are unable to see what is right in front of us. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR SEARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR THIS POOR SOUL AND HER FAMILY.

    buffalo, ny US
    Sunday, June 02, 2002 @ 00:29:11 EST
  224. I pray that this will finally be over soon and that justice will prevail....
    Houston, TX US
    Saturday, June 01, 2002 @ 13:19:23 EST