1 July 2002 - 31 October 2002


  1. I have signed the guestbook once before and have been following this case for quite awhile. I finally found the time (and the book, it was a little hard to find) to read "Murder in Greenwich". I wanted to find out all the facts and findings that had led up to this tragic case finally being brought to justice. Mark Fuhrman absolutely out did himself with this book. He made things easy to follow, gave incredible insight into the Skakel family, treated Martha and her family with total respect and just did an incredible job of investigating every aspect of this story. The book is always better, but I hope the movie that is getting ready to be aired is just as good. Everyone that has followed this story of Martha (I don't want to keep referring to her story as merely a "case") needs to read the book. As always, my heart goes out to Dorthy and John and all of Martha's family and to Martha herself. They will never stop missing Martha, but hopefully now there can be some peace and closure for them.
    sheila
    Tulsa, OK US
    Monday, October 28, 2002 @ 18:41:34 EST
  2. I first heard of the case on an rerun of Unsolved Mystries about a year ago. The story really caught my eye. Then one day I was at a local store and the Mark Ferman Book caught my eye. I bought it and read it. I have been keeping tabs ever since. I am so happy and glad that the Killer was finally caught. Micheal deserved more punishment than what he got, but at least it can put some closure to the case. Dorthy and John, my hearts and prayers are withy you. I know its a sad event, but at least you know have some justice.

    Petrina Newsome
    Grethel, KY US
    Tuesday, October 15, 2002 @ 16:36:37 EST
  3. I admire you courage. It is hard to fathom having to go through life after losing a child. Especially one as lovely as Martha appears to have been. I am overjoyed that justice has finally been administered. I wish Dorthy and John the very best.

    Alex Killie
    Worcester, MA US
    Thursday, October 10, 2002 @ 06:27:50 EST
  4. Dear Mrs. Moxley and John

    I am so very happy that justice was served! All my thoughts and prayers...........

    Brian A. Rivera (Born and raised in Greenwich till 1979 when i went to school on florida)

    Brian Rivera
    US
    Wednesday, September 18, 2002 @ 06:27:06 EST
  5. Friends and Family of Martha Moxley,

    I am proud that justice has been done. I have read the book that Mr. =
    Furhman wrote and I am very proud of the way he has come in and helped =
    out. What a great book for such a tragic incident. I hope that you =
    will now be able to continue your lives knowing that justice has been =
    done. Martha is and always will be missed greatly by all that have been =
    involved or read about her tragically short life. Bless you all!

    Tricia Eversull
    Pendleton, OR US
    Tuesday, September 03, 2002 @ 21:19:50 EST
  6. I have prayed for Martha and her family and all those who have given so much to this case (Dominck Dunne, Mark Fuhrman, the team in Greenwich, Tom Alessi,the incredible Web-Master, and many more) overthe last two years in support of their effort and faith that justice must and would prevail. This is a desperately tragic and long-overdue reckoning and a sad, albeit much needed, victory. There is a peace that the system finally worked. May we all learn from Martha's brief life, one so full of hope and promise and beauty. Condolences forever to the "world" that has become Martha's legacy.

    Debra Wyrobek
    Edina, MN US
    Monday, September 02, 2002 @ 22:18:00 EST
  7. I have been following this closely since I read the three books earlier this year, also I lived in Greenwich in the 1960s.

    Now that it is (more or less) over I don't know how I feel. A great certainly that the Skakels were hiding a lot, most likely that Michael did it (whether in a drunken rage or whatever) but at this point don't have much of a feeling of satisfaction because both Moxelys feel empty really and Michael as an adult has overcome addiction and also helped others.

    So all up, the whole thing is tragic.

    Anne Keehan
    Perth, WA AU
    Friday, August 30, 2002 @ 10:29:05 EST
  8. Even after the trial it seems that no one has ever been shown "beyond a reasonable doubt" to have done this terrible crime. True we may not like this guy as a human, some may not because of his Kennedy connection, but is that a reason to bushwhack someone. There clearly was another suspect with a half *ss alibi and equal opportunity that seems to have been brushed aside. That along with a ton of other mishandling of the case and you achieve reasonable doubt.


    joefuss
    Edgewater, FL US
    Friday, August 30, 2002 @ 10:28:08 EST
  9. Great Website,great content.After reading all the information and seeing all the pictures of Martha it moved me to tears.I am the same age that Martha would be had not evil been done to her.I can only say what a beautiful person and what a loss to the world.May the killer rot forever in prison.I am so glad I was around to see a judgement for justice.May Martha smile from heaven forever
    Gary Kodish
    Watertown, MA US
    Friday, August 30, 2002 @ 10:21:30 EST
  10. Congratulations on justice served -- albeit 27 years late. Here's hoping the verdict and sentence will bring some measure of peace
    to your family.

    Kate Helms-Martin
    Beavercreek, OH US
    Friday, August 30, 2002 @ 05:05:23 EST
  11. Dear Mrs. Moxley and Family,
    I am thrilled to see you smile and to know that justice has finally been
    portioned out. Did he get what he deserved? There is no justice that can
    replace the life of a child in mother's heart. However, I am confident that
    life in prison will be very difficult for the pastey,soft and foolish Mr.
    Skakel.
    One day, each of us, will stand before our maker and account for our
    actions. On that day justice will be portioned out for the rest of the
    people who helped Mr. Skakel to get away with murder for such a long time.
    May the peace of God be with each of you as you finally lay Martha to
    rest.
    Sincerely,
    Carla Moody


    Carla Moody
    Charlottsville, VA US
    Friday, August 30, 2002 @ 05:03:05 EST
  12. I am sickened by the "letter of support" written (quite poorly I might add) by Bobby Kennedy Jr. for his oh so wonderful "innocent" cousin.

    On the one hand he makes a quick opening statement that Skakel didn't do it but then goes on to make excuse after excuse for Michael's violent teenage behavior. Most of the letter blames Michael's now elderly Father for abuse and torture. Now wait a minute, wasn't Michael just saying how wonderful his family was and playing the loving son for the jury?
    You can't have it both ways - he can't be innocent but oh if he did do something he wasn't responsible for his actions.
    I would think an "environmental lawyer and professor at Pace University" would have better logic than that. If he did it, he should own up to it, take responsibility and oh yeah, just maybe APOLOGIZE to the Moxleys. I am so sick of people dumping off responsibility for their own actions. Stand up SKakel and Kennedys and act like men, take responsibility for your mistakes instead of covering up for the "family name" which by the way, isn't worth much these days.

    AJ Mulvaney
    Rye, NY US
    Thursday, August 29, 2002 @ 00:45:04 EST
  13. The only "curse" the Kennedys have is their obsessive greed, sexual depravity and overwhelming lack of empathy for anyone who ISN'T "a Kennedy."

    Michael Skakel, you are the epitome of all that is VILE and EVIL. May you burn in h*ll for all eternity for the hideous acts you have committed against the beautiful, helpless and innocent. Look in the mirror and see the evil monster that you are. The gates of h*ll stand open to receive you...your destiny awaits.

    Dorthy and John, may God bless you. You fought a long, difficult battle but Martha's Day finally did come. May her beautiful and shining spirit live forever.


    Denise Latimer
    Alpharetta, GA US
    Tuesday, August 27, 2002 @ 09:45:58 EST
  14. I have always believed an eye for an eye. For his sentencing, they
    should beat him to death with a golf club. End of story.

    Kelley
    Boston, MA US
    Monday, August 26, 2002 @ 16:00:35 EST
  15. This is a well done site!!

    I am glad to see that the family is finally getting justice for Martha. She may finally rest in peace knowing that her killer will
    finally pay for this horrible act...

    Lynn Gray
    NY, NY US
    Tuesday, August 20, 2002 @ 15:25:45 EST
  16. This is a really well done website and an amazing resource for anyone who has followed this case or who only heard of it when it came to trial like I did. If things like this website had existed back in 1975 this case would have been solved in three weeks instead of 27 years. I must say that I am so impressed by the perseverence of so many people and how Mrs. Moxley managed to go through not only great personal tragedy but so many years without seeing justice done and not give in to =
    despair or bitterness. I feel guilty for drawing inspiration from someone's personal tragedy but I do. I certainly hope she finds the time to set her own story out in a book some day.

    Greg Richard
    CA
    Thursday, August 15, 2002 @ 23:09:25 EST
  17. I am so glad that Martha's murder has finally been solved it has been a long time coming; I hope Skakle gets life in prison without the possibility of parole. He took away Her freedom twenty-seven years ago when He took her life away from her so I hope He will at least have His freedom lost forever too. He deserved the death penalty in My opinon for that is what He gave her death!! I hope her Mother and Brother will be able to find some closure after all the years of suffering and hurt They have endured!! I hope that They can be happy in knowing Skakle is behind bars the rest of His life, I hope God will grant them that pleasure at least. As Martha's Mother said I hope it will be Martha,s Day" when He gets sentenced for killing such a sweet and innocent girl!! Dear Martha rest in peace in God,s arms forever!!! Tim McCarter
    Tim McCarter
    US
    Tuesday, August 13, 2002 @ 10:03:02 EST
  18. I had just finished reading Mark Fuhrman's book: Murder in
    Greenwich, when I dicided I wanted to know more about the case. I was
    thrilled to hear the case is solved! While reading the book I couldn't
    help but to look up to Dorthy, John and David and the way they have
    handled the death of their daughter and sister. All I can say is: wow!
    For Dorthy and John I have nothing but respect. It's so great to see the
    murderer finally caught, and I can only imagine how good it must feel to
    you both! If there were only more people out there like you... Wow!!

    Love,
    Evelyn


    Evelyn Kluivers
    Veenendaal, NL
    Wednesday, August 07, 2002 @ 09:27:28 EST
  19. I was born the same year Martha died, which has made me feel more
    connected to her. My heart goes out to her family, who must feel justice done
    by the verdict, but also the pain brought back so close to home again.

    Michelle Taylor
    Moorhead, MN US
    Tuesday, July 30, 2002 @ 15:43:17 EST
  20. I really enjoy this website to keep me informed this case...
    Hats off the jury to keep this animal in jail...forever!!

    Stevon Scott W, Marshall
    Baltimore, MD US
    Monday, July 29, 2002 @ 20:12:25 EST
  21. I have followed this case for quite a long time and was already convinced that Michael Skakel had indeed committed this horrible crime. I was off work the day the verdict came down that officially declared him guilty. I felt such a sense of relief. Martha was such a beautiful girl and for her life to be over at such a young age is truly a tragedy, especially at the hands of one of her peers. To say that the Skakel family is dysfuntional is a gross understatement. I agree with many others when they say that Michael didn't act alone. He had to have had help. At least he's sitting behind bars, though. I have a teen-age daughter. She's beautiful, full of promise and just really starting out on this road we call "life", maybe that's one reason that I have such an emotional tie to the case that we have come to know as Martha. May Dorthy and John begin to know some kind of peace. They have truly handled this whole ordeal with dignity and grace.
    Sheila
    Tulsa, Ok US
    Friday, July 26, 2002 @ 16:44:22 EST
  22. In the summer of 1991 I was a young architect designing houses in Greenwich. One night, in Belle Haven, some neighbors told me the story of the Martha Moxley murder.We were standing just a few houses away. They implicated Tommy and Michael as if it were common knowledge and told me some stories of their bad behavior.I have been interested in the case ever since. I have read everything about it , and I have come to the conclusion that what moves people, what makes them feel so much sympathy this case is how nice the Moxleys, and particularly Martha, seem. You can see in her photos what a sweet kid she was and it makes it seem so tragic that she was killed, and if after 27 years Martha still has this affect on people, then she must have been someone special. That’s why I think the Sutton writer leaked the report to Dominick Dunne. And also why I extend my sincere heartfelt sympathies to the Moxley’s and share, at least, some small consolation at the conviction of Martha’s killer.
    Salvatore Cuciti
    highland, ny US
    Friday, July 26, 2002 @ 14:16:07 EST
  23. My thoughts and paryers go out to all those who knew and loved Martha. I pray that the outcome of this trial will help to ease some of the pain of Dorothy Moxley. It can not bring her daughter back, but it can help to close a painful chapter of her life that has been open for over 25 years. As for Michael Skakel, I hope he takes the time he has been given to understand how fully his horrific actions decades ago destroyed the heart and soul of a family,and that he comes to realization and understanding that money cannot protect him from the evil he worked on an innocent girl that October night in 1975. It all comes back to the truth in the end. I hope his soul is heavy with the burden of guilt.
    Melissa Baptiste
    Niskayuna , NY US
    Monday, July 22, 2002 @ 19:00:02 EST
  24. Martha’s diary and her delightful smile will always echo throughout my life. She is a proof to the existence of heaven, as people like her never perish.
    Tsehaye
    Boston, MA US
    Friday, July 12, 2002 @ 02:37:04 EST
  25. I THOROUGHLY AGREE with Mark Fuhrman and his most recent statement that MANY of the Skakel and Kennedy family members covered for Michael Skakel all of these years, KNOWING FULL WELL THAT HE HAD, IN FACT, KILLED MARTHA MOXLEY!!! If this, in ANY WAY COULD BE PROVEN, those family members, NO MATTER HOW WEALTHY OR INFLUENTIAL, should be charged, tried and convicted and put in prison right next to Michael Skakel !!!!!! I WILL NEVER, EVER UNDERSTAND HOW THOSE TWO FAMILIES CAN LIVE WITH THEMSELVES, KNOWING THAT THEY COVERED UP A SENSELESS AND BRUTAL MURDER FOR ALL OF THESE YEARS !!!!! iI TRULY BELIEVE that ALL OF US reap what we sow, and these family members WILL PAY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE, WHETHER IT IS IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT !!!!!!! There are rules that WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE BY, and to violate these rules is to violate GOD, and that will NOT GO UNPUNISHED !!!!!!!
    Donna Weddington Belmont
    Levittown, PA US
    Friday, July 12, 2002 @ 01:03:23 EST
  26. I have been following this case for a couple years now. After reading Mark Furman's book, it was obvious to me that Micheal Skakel had gotton away with murder. I am so glad that justice has finally been served...I hope he rots in jail for the rest of his pathetic life. I couldnt believe when I heard in the news the other day that the Skakel family was trying to get people to give donations for Micheal, these people have nerve! My heart goes out to the Moxley family who have waited so long for justice.
    Candice Fromal
    philadelphia, pa US
    Thursday, July 11, 2002 @ 15:51:12 EST
  27. Good thinking, Mr. Fuhrman, about getting the whole family to the court room. The world is a better place because of you.
    SGonzales
    Houston, TX US
    Thursday, July 11, 2002 @ 09:25:20 EST
  28. Go Mark Fuhrman,

    Have followed this case for so long. I absolutely agree that Michael Skakel killed Martha Moxley. However, I could not agree more that others helped clean up the mess - (Tommy and Jim Terrien). Please keep up your good work.

    Jacqueline Canning
    Bensalem, PA US
    Thursday, July 11, 2002 @ 04:29:25 EST
  29. I have followed the website closely since the verdict. The latest Mickey Sherman antics place the whole thing in the realm of showmanship.

    Moxleys in contrast show emotion tempered with grace.

    a. keehan
    Perth, Australia
    Wednesday, July 10, 2002 @ 08:45:54 EST
  30. I have been following this case and now that there is a conviction I sincerely hope that the friends and family of Martha will finally, after all these years, find some peace and closure. As a parent myself I can only imagine what it must have been like for Martha's parents and other family members. I wish peace for all of you. Peace at last...
    Michael Johnson
    Wailuku, HI US
    Tuesday, July 09, 2002 @ 06:26:43 EST
  31. I've known of this case but never followed it closely until the recent verdict. I just read Mark Furhman's book and was stunned at what has transpired over the past 27 years. I am slightly older than Martha; my wife slightly younger. My wife's teenage pictures bear an uncanny resemblance to Martha. I think of all she has experienced in the past 27 years and what was taken from Martha and the Moxley's. I pray that Mrs. Moxley, John and all Martha's friends and family can gain some peace from the verdict.
    Bill Raetz
    Churchville, NY US
    Sunday, July 07, 2002 @ 00:44:11 EST
  32. It is a shame that Martha lost her life at such a young age. Its also disgusing that someone she knew and went to school with would take her life. I hope everyone learns and grows from this experience. God Bless the Moxleys and God Bles Martha.
    Kristen
    CT US
    Friday, July 05, 2002 @ 18:15:44 EST
  33. I am glad that this idiot has finally been brought to justice. He has been a spoiled brat his entire life and I am sure now that little smirk that is always on his face is probably gone. How could one person be so cold and callous? My hope for Mike Skakel is that he spend the rest of his life is prison so he can never "brag" about this to anyone other than his fellow prisoners.

    To Dorothy Moxley, you are a brave and strong women and I admire you very much for how you have handled this tradgey.

    chuck barbee
    lawndale, nc US
    Wednesday, July 03, 2002 @ 18:32:59 EST
  34. Hopefully Mrs. Moxley and John are both getting a full nights sleep now. It has been nothing but H___ for them for years. Maybe now it is M. S. who is having to stay awake nights with no freedom. So sorry he is worried about his son. Maybe now he has an idea of what Mrs. Moxley has endured. Thank goodness for D.D. and M. F.
    Nancy Oster
    Tennessee Colony, TX US
    Wednesday, July 03, 2002 @ 14:40:02 EST
  35. Well, I just wanted you to know that After reading an article about your daughter tragic murder, I almost sensed a closeness between us.
    I know that might sound weird but it's true. I'm a big Marilyn Monroe fan and I'm enraged about how her suppoive suicide happened when in reality the President and Bobby Kenney injected her with drugs. Everything pointed to them but that didn't matter because they had power and money and they covered up everything. After reading about Martha and how the only reason the son of a bitch wasn't caught earlier was because he was a kennedy cousin and kennedys never caught for anything. Anyways I wanted you to know Martha truely inspired me to write a song dedicated to Martha. I'm sure she's having a great time with father and Marilyn Monroe.

    Thanks Tessa Ball

    Tessa Ball
    Winnipeg, CA
    Wednesday, July 03, 2002 @ 04:28:11 EST
  36. MY FAMILY AND I HAVE PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY FOR A LONG TIME.WE ARE GALD IT/S OVER.GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH. LOVE THE SALINAS FAMILY- I/M A DISABLE VIETNAM VETERAN LIVING IN MEXICO.
    mario a.salinas
    monterry mx, n.l. US
    Tuesday, July 02, 2002 @ 22:56:30 EST
  37. Yesterday I taped the "Oprah" show which featured Dorthy and John Moxley and the indomitable and intrepid Dominick Dunne. Dorthy, of course, was her usual gracious and lovely self. (Indeed, the only utterance of Mickey Sherman's that I find myself agreeing with is his statement that Mrs. Moxley is the "essence of elegance.") Dunne, whose daughter Dominique was murdered exactly seven years after Martha's death, elicited the following praise from Oprah: "He's a hound-dog..If I were a defendant, I wouldn't want to see him sitting across from me in the courtroom." Dunne has long been one of my heroes. However, it was Martha's brother who touched me the most this time. This was the first time that I had seen John openly emotional, the pain pervading his face, as he poignantly lamented his "not being able to protect Martha." Any girl who's ever had a big brother knows exactly what John is referring to. But it wasn't his fault. He and the rest of his family had every right to expect, during those first crisp days of autumn 1975, that they would be safe in the embrace of Belle Haven, with its private police force and guarded access. John could not have known about the abject dysfunction that defined the Skakel family, nor could he have detected the paradox of Rushton Skakel, a man known widely as a great friend to his neighbors, generous philanthropist - and a resounding failure as a father. Yet my heart ached for John yesterday. I'm sure he knows he's not to blame, yet we're not ruled solely by our intellect. Yesterday, for the first time, I saw the sorrow that has pierced his heart for nearly three decades. It's a sadness no big brother should ever have to endure.
    Annette Munson
    St. Louis, MO US
    Tuesday, July 02, 2002 @ 13:29:08 EST
  38. Ms. Moxley,
    I wanted you to know how much you have inspired everyone. It took so long to have Skakel brought to justice that I know it was very hard on you and your family, but it shows what can be done when you are in the right. Most of us will never know your pain but the way you have sought justice for your daughter is truley remarkable and an inspiration to everyone.


    Linda Chain
    Mt Olive , Ms US
    Tuesday, July 02, 2002 @ 11:18:27 EST
  39. I just read the article By Annie O'Neill Stein here on the website. I must say that maybe she has a point that Michael Skakel's life is a "horrible waste" and that maybe "he could have gotten the help he needed". BUT in my eyes, just because "his father wasn't around" and "he had a problem with alcohol" doesn't mean he should have turned out to be a killer! That is absolutely absurd! Yes maybe his dad should have sent him away to military school, knowing that Michael was troubled, and yes maybe he should have taken Michael to a therapist after his mother died, BUT tragedy does NOT put murder into a NORMAL person's head. Obviously, Michael had several screws loose. Why didn't his brothers and sisters turn out that way? I think that Ms. Stein needs to realize that MOST people don't kill because they are angry and depressed. I had an alcoholic father, parents who didn't get along, deaths in the family, and I NEVER once had a thought of taking someones life. 15 years old is old enough to know that murder is WRONG!
    Christina
    Tampa, FL US
    Tuesday, July 02, 2002 @ 08:46:24 EST
  40. Dear Mrs. Moxley & friends of Martha, I was 8 when Martha was killed, and I can still remember my mothers shock.I thank God that her murderer has finally been convicted.I'm only sorry her father didn't live to see it.If there is any REAL justice, her killer will never get out of prison.I'm so grateful that Martha can finally,TRULY, rest in peace. Love & Empathy, Jo.
    J. Norris
    Patagonia, Az US
    Monday, July 01, 2002 @ 01:35:29 EST