21 Jan 2000 - 23 Jan 2000


  1. I just wanted to say that I have read "A Season in Purgatory" and both "Greentown" and "Murder in Greenwich" and I am very interested in this case because it is from the town I live in. I am very happy that we might actually find the horrible person that did this aweful crime.
    Emily
    Greenwich, CT US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 23:23:51 EST
  2. I just finished reading the book by Timothy Dumas and am starting the one by Mark Furhman. It seems pretty clear that the Skakel home was not searched in a proper and timely manner. I hope that the new developments in the case will bring some long overdue closure to the Moxley family. I cannot imagine living all of these years without some type of closure. I wish the family the strength to carry this through.
    Sally Miska
    westerville, oh US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 20:07:10 EST
  3. Mrs. Moxley,what you said is so true it's a bitter sweet situation. I wish you peace and happiness and maybe this will ease you some. It's long over due.
    Melissa
    Rochester, NH US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 19:54:16 EST
  4. well, obvioulsy the people on this guestbook dont know what they are talking about, while i have great sympathy ans sorrow for the moxleys, i also believethat micheal could not have done that and i am a relative of his, and the skakels are not a bad famils, and the person who says "skakel die" deserves great pounishment, because nobody in their right mind would ever tell andbody to die. Consider how hard it is for micheal at theis time! Get to know people before you form an opinion on what they have done, and dont believe the press. ever. and dominick dunn..he has it all wrong.
    Bob Hunt
    Aspen, co US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 19:12:36 EST
  5. My mom and I have just checked out this website. We found it within an article concerning the most recent developments. I also saw the A & E Investigative Reports episode last week on Martha's murder. This website is a nice way to keep her memory alive while searching for the truth. Our hearts go out to the Moxley family and friends. Hopefully, justice will be served.
    Gina and Louise Gunn
    Rockville, CT US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 17:45:43 EST
  6. I was in Conn. in June 1976. I was not aware of the awful event at that time, but I have since been following developments in the UK press. I hope justice now prevails after such a lapse of time.
    Ken W Bailey
    Chelmsford, Esx UK - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 17:30:18 EST


  7. S. Byrne
    Westchester, NY - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 16:38:16 EST
  8. My husband took the Furhman book out of the library several months ago. I also read it. It was facinating. I am so happy that they finally arrested Michael. I am originally from Massachusetts and I am sick and tired of Kennedy family and their relatives and in laws getting away with things, in this case murder. I hope the case is very. It is about time someone showed the wealthy money cannot protect you forever.
    Diane C. Borden
    venice, fl US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 15:35:02 EST
  9. In today's society, this type of sociopathic behavior is being seen more and more, and not just in the neighborhoods of the super-rich. Is there a lesson to be learned about what leads a 15 year old boy to kill the girl next door? Maybe we who are raising children of our own now need to take a closer look at our priorities, just as the father of these Skakel boys should have done back in 1975. When children are left unsupervised and the message being sent to them is that Father is too busy pursuing his business dealings, this type of sociopath is the product...I am exactly Martha Moxleys age, I too was a blond 10th grader in the fall of 1975... This story really hits home for me...now I am a mother, watching my own daughter come into her puberty...I see even more children like Michael Skakel who are left at home unsupervised while the parents are out of the house pursuing the almighty dollar, the mother is a lawyer, the father is a doctor, the children are being raised by a nanny or a tutor...This not just a story about the super-rich and the lack of closure for the Moxley family, this is a story about the America we have all become, about a daughter murdered because we don't know where our sons are...When are we going to learn, when are we going to put up with this no longer?
    K post
    mpls, mn US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 15:19:40 EST
  10. Obviously, money is taling in this....just because micheal and tommy are realted to the kennedys that does not mean they are trash!!!!!!I tink any loser who passes judgement on any of them should also consider what micheal and tommy's lives have been like.Just think what it would be like to try to raise a family when you are being accused of murder right and left.
    Hillary Roberts
    Hartford, ct USA - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 14:54:51 EST
  11. I hope justice prevails in this case
    Bart Perlman
    Lawrenceville, NJ US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 14:27:19 EST
  12. I caught part of a news show about this case and it caught my eye because of Mark Furhman. When an arrest was made I was happy for Martha's family and Mark. He has been treated unfairly since the O.J. trial. I hope his hard work will pay off for the Moxley's. They deserve to know the truth. And Martha deserves justice. Now I only hope Mark will take on the JonBenet case and bring justice for her as well. I am going to buy Mark's book to learn more about Martha and this horrible crime.
    T. Fish
    W-S, NC US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 14:09:45 EST
  13. What a sad story. My sympathy to the Martha's family & friends.
    Brian N. Lane
    Town of Tonawanda, NY US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 12:59:56 EST
  14. Hopefully, now Justice will finally be served
    Michael and Julie schreiber
    Horseheads, NY US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 11:43:41 EST
  15. Appalled at the misuse of justice
    Reverence for the undying loyalty surrounding a victim
    Sickened by a man with no conscience or contrition
    More sickened by the woman who married and bore him a child
    and turned the other cheek to common sense

    Humbled, by the Power of Love, to persevere and punish a guilty man.

    Mia Martinez
    Rehoboth Beach, DE US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 11:36:49 EST
  16. I have been following this case for some time and have read
    Mr. Fuhrman's book on this case. I am glad that Mr. Skaakl
    will finally be brought to trial for what he had done. Martha will always be remembered as a beautiful 15 year old (young) girl who never got to finish her life. God bless the Moxley family.

    Heidi Rumble
    Rochester Hills, Mi US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 11:03:19 EST
  17. I was only 11 years old when Martha was brutally murdered.. I remember the case in the news hoping that it would be solved quickly and with swift justice... It was always rumored that one of the Skakels had committed the heinous murder of Martha. I have always been interested in true crime, however, as a child this case haunted me! Through the last 25 years, a summary of the case would appear now and then. Thank God for Mark Furhman!! When i learned he wrote about the case - i purchased the book the day it was on the shelf. He deserves credit for single handedly breaking this case wide open and putting an end to this nightmare. God Bless the Moxley family for their strength and courage to continuously face the media over the years!! Hopefully now, the Moxley's can find peace of mind, knowing Skakel will not hide behind the name, nor money any longer. Martha may you NOW rest in Peace. God Bless the Moxley family and Mark Furhman!!
    lianne robinson
    alexandria, va US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 10:56:40 EST
  18. I was only 11 years old when Martha was brutally murdered.. I remember the case in the news hoping that it would be solved quickly and with swift justice... It was always rumored that one of the Skakels had committed the heinous murder of Martha. I have always been interested in true crime, however, as a child this case haunted me! Through the last 25 years, a summary of the case would appear now and then. Thank God for Mark Furhman!! When i learned he wrote about the case - i purchased the book the day it was on the shelf. He deserves credit for single handedly breaking this case wide open and putting an end to this nightmare. God Bless the Moxley family for their strength and courage to continuously face the media over the years!! Hopefully now, the Moxley's can find peace of mind, knowing Skakel will not hide behind the name, nor money any longer. Martha may you NOW rest in Peace. God Bless the Moxley family and Mark Furhman!!
    lianne robinson
    alexandria, va US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 10:54:13 EST
  19. I was only 11 years old when Martha was brutally murdered.. I remember the case in the news hoping that it would be solved quickly and with swift justice... It was always rumored that one of the Skakels had committed the heinous murder of Martha. I have always been interested in true crime, however, as a child this case haunted me! Through the last 25 years, a summary of the case would appear now and then. Thank God for Mark Furhman!! When i learned he wrote about the case - i purchased the book the day it was on the shelf. He deserves credit for single handedly breaking this case wide open and putting an end to this nightmare. God Bless the Moxley family for their strength and courage to continuously face the media over the years!! Hopefully now, the Moxley's can find peace of mind, knowing Skakel will not hide behind the name, nor money any longer. Martha may you NOW rest in Peace. God Bless the Moxley family and Mark Furhman!!
    lianne robinson
    alexandria, va US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 10:53:50 EST
  20. MY GOD..HOW LONG YOU HAVE SUFFERED AND WONDERED..AND CRIED.,MARTHA WOULD BE MY AGE,I REMEMBER IT ALL TO WELL.HAS BEEN ON MY MIND CONSTANTLY!I THINK THERE IS LITE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!I FEEL MARTHA IS SMILING NOW.BLESS YOUR FAMILY.IF THE LAW DOESNT PREVAIL..GOD WILL, LOOK AT THE LOVE IN THIS GUEST BOOK..AWSOME!AND TO TOM FOR KEEPING ON TRUCKING!THANKS..I WILL BE WATCHING.AND PRAYING
    liz foster
    childress, tx US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 10:38:10 EST
  21. I hope that the person responsible for Martha's death is
    brought to justice in the near future...it has been too long. I think the people who have helped to protect the murderer all this time should also be brought to justice; their crime- in prolonging the agony of the Moxley family- is unforgivable.
    Tom Huxley.

    Tom Huxley
    Flint, Flintshire, UK - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 10:03:55 EST
  22. Prediction: at the least, money wil continue to talk, bring in the big buck lawyers...hey dream team. At the most Skakel gets 2 yrs as he was a juvenile. Justice will not be served unfortunately...not in this system. God help anyone who admires any of the Kennedy trash.
    Rick Roby
    US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 10:01:43 EST
  23. I was born and raised in Greenwich and went to school with Martha and graduated with her brother John. I hadn't seen John for 20 years until our 20th H.S. reunion in 1996. I have followed this case in the news since that tragic night back in 1975, and have prayed that the killer be brought to justice. Mrs. Moxley and John deserve so much credit to have continued fighting this terrible tragedy when the wealth of others has brought them so many dead ends. I'm sure that Martha would be proud. I pray that people's hearts will come before the power of wealth, and that the killer gets what he deserves so that Martha and her family
    can rest in peace.

    Cindy Briggs-Tulloch
    Fairfield, ct US - Sunday, January 23, 2000 @ 09:54:09 EST
  24. I never knew about Martha until I moved here in 1989. Since
    1991 I have followed everything printed, along with reading
    the 3 books on Martha. My prayers have been with the Moxley
    family since 1989. May the family of Martha finaly have peace,
    closure that they need. God bless you Mrs Moxley and John and
    Martha may you rest in peace. Michael Skakel, your judgment day is
    upon you.

    Judy Hartwright
    Stamford, Ct US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 21:25:16 EST
  25. I have been aware of this case for only a couple of years now. Although living so far away from the place and time it is one I could never forget. I can only imagine how those closer to it must feel. The Skakels it seems, have one hell of a secret that there all guilty of not sharing. If so, they should ALL be brought to justice. For Micheal, I will personaly be donating his prison mates a set of old golf clubs if he should be found guilty. Congats. to Mr. Furman on his book and lets hope poor Martha gets her due justice.
    Mark Trojan
    Whistler, B.C. Canada - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 20:08:01 EST
  26. I hope that justice will be done in this case. Martha looked
    like such a friendly and beautiful girl. Mark Fuhrman's book
    is excellent. He deserves praise for it. I hope that high
    priced lawyers will not prevent a proper closure to this case
    for everyone, especially Martha's immediate family and close
    friends.

    Charles E. Jaworski
    Winnipeg, MB CANADA - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 19:52:53 EST

  27. Mark Trojan
    Whistler, B.Cc Can - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 19:51:47 EST

  28. To the Moxley Family I offer my sincere wish for closure of this terrible event. The truth will out, they say, and I hope it does in this case, too.

    Evelyn McVicker
    Detroit, MI US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 19:42:48 EST

  29. To the Moxley Family I offer my sincere wish for closure of this terrible event. The truth will out, they say, and I hope it does in this case, too.

    Evelyn McVicker
    Detroit, MI US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 19:36:06 EST
  30. I AM READING THE MARK FURMAN BOOK AS I WRITE THIS.I AM NOT ONLY ANGERED BUT SO AWED BY THE INEPTNESS OF THE INVESTIGATION.I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL AN THAT THE MOXLEY FAMILY CAN SOON FIND PEACE.
    BETH FORBES
    FAIRWAY, KS US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 19:24:20 EST
  31. The story of Martha Moxley has truely broken my heart. I can only pray that Michael S. pay for what he has done. Although I never knew Martha, she has touched my life in so many ways.
    J
    Lenexa, KS US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 17:56:46 EST
  32. In 1975, I too, was 15, and living in Stamford. I was horrified to hear about Martha's death in the next town. After reading all the articles on this terrible tragedy, I truly believed in my heart that one of the Skakel boys did this horrifying crime. I also came to the conclusion that because of who he was, i.e. rich & a relative of the Kennedys, he would not be made to pay for his crime. I never thought he would spend any time in prison, let alone charged. Thank God for Mark Furhman--he truly did his homework. The Greenwich police-ha! I have no respect for them--I believe there are other murders in that town that have not been solved......
    I read in the paper--the Stamford Advocate--I forget who said this, but regarding the golf club, it went something like this----yes the club was Skakel's, but anyone could have gotten it-----excuse me?! We are talking about Belle Haven, Greenwich, I am sure being in that neighborhood, their security system was better than that! You're telling me ANYONE could walk into that home and take a golf club? Hel-lo!!!!! If someone were to walk in that house, don't you think they'd be taking something a little better than that? Oh, and NOBODY saw them? That one sentence was so idiotic, it was so unreal.
    As for Mickey Sherman, I am not impressed. He's a lawyer. He will be paid his money no matter what. Yes I will say he is good. But, lawyers are not looking for justice anymore, they don't care if their clients are guilty, they just want their money and the thrill of winning.
    Hopefully justice will prevail. My prayers are with the Moxley's. And I pray that Michael will get what he deserves. Although, this bit about juvenile court is a joke. Nowadays, kids are tried as adults in murder, why not Michael? He needs to wipe that arrogant, smug look off his face, but I'm sure the guys in prison would love to meet him, in more ways than one!


    Nancy
    Stamford, CT US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 16:22:49 EST
  33. Justice is being found at least. Skakel father knew the pathology of his son. He hid him at Elan School in maine and Joe Ricci made him probably worse. He hid behind his mask of sanity all these years. Elan and Joe Ricci created the atmosphere for future Skakels. We need family's like the Moxley's to bring the nations attention to injustices like these and schools like Elan. We also Authors Furhmans , Dunnes, Dumas and Curleys to expose the pyschopathic personalites of our times. Beware of ducks in raincoats.
    ben
    US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 15:37:52 EST
  34. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moxley family. Hope-
    fully this will bring some closure to a very difficult time in your lives. May God give you the strength your family needs to relive this tragic loss of life.

    Rick Salcer
    willoughby , oh US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 14:08:09 EST
  35. Skakel die
    blank
    Denver, USA - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 13:26:26 EST
  36. My Enlish is not very good!!
    Ich habe den bericht in Fernsehen gesehen und war schockiert, und hoffe das der Mörder schnell geschnappt wird, es wurde schon viel zu lange gewartet.
    Ich hoffe das der Morder geschnappt und die gerechte strafe bekommt.

    Marcus Byron
    Darmstadt, Hessen Germany - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 13:20:56 EST
  37. I hope that finally there will be justice in Martha's memory.
    MICHELLE ABBOTT
    new portland, me US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 13:19:29 EST
  38. Yes I Truly hope that justice prevails in this case.It was a terrible, terrible, crime and now that they have the criminal he should pay for the Hell he put Martha's family through all these years. Is what I can not understand is when someone does such a violent act such as this how they can go so long living with themselves knowing it. I put my faith in the Almighty God and I will pray that the right thing will be done. Mrs. M I'm glad that your wondering is over now even though it will never bring Martha back.
    Sallie Hansen
    Greenwich, Ct US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 12:55:11 EST
  39. I was a Greenwich resident from '72-'96 & can't believe it has taken this long to make an arrest. I have followed this case & that of Matthew Margolis & Mary Capozza. My heart and prayers go out to their family and friends. Perhaps we can get an arrest for the killers of Matthew and Mary as well. I hope the conviction of Martha's murderer will bring some peace and closure for her family and friends. Good luck in seeing justice prevail and God Bless all who care.
    Joan Colaluca
    Fair Haven, VT US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 12:18:09 EST
  40. I hope you get him! Hopefully justice will prevail and money will not prevent this evil person from receiving his just reward. Thank you for your diligence and may God bless you.
    mike weaver
    chicago, il US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 12:09:05 EST

  41. David W. Noetzel
    Unionville, CT US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 11:51:41 EST
  42. Dear Mrs. Moxley,
    I have nothing but respect and admiration for you. I have read about this case over the years and wondered like everybody else when it would be solved. Thank goodness there are people like Dominick Dunne and Mark Fuhrman who were able to spur the authorities to finally do something. I wish only the best for you and your family.
    Respectfully yours,
    Susan Way

    Susan Way
    East Haddam, CT US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 11:49:37 EST

  43. Anne Ramsey
    Clinton, MD US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 11:14:01 EST
  44. Being so close to Martha's age, I can't imagine being robbed of all those years. I hope recent events while finally bring closure to this appauling tragedy. God bless Mrs. Moxley and John and may Martha finally rest in peace.
    Mark
    MA US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 10:30:26 EST
  45. thank the spirits that they have allowed us to witness this day! the road to convict this murderer will be long & painful. May I siggest that the history of Skakels cruely to animals, the disparate reports of personality (ie, charming & sweet to arrogant & snobbish) and other traits he has exhibited seem to be consistent with the serial killer profiles that Vicap has put together. Perhaps Mark Furhrman--brilliant investigator--could look into unsolved murders over the last 25 years, in areas near to or commutable by skakel & see if he can find a connection--I don't think his propensity for violence or his taste for killing has been satiated--the reports of his religious fervor (mania) are all too consistent with such creatures. Please, someone with the skills & connections look into this--then, we wouldn't have to go thru this horse hockey over trying him as a juvenile--show him to be a serial killer. I only feel pity for his wife & child. Pray for all of them, Moxleys & Skakels too,and pray that justice & democracy have not died in the US--maybe just comatose for a while.
    karen
    NJ US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 10:26:46 EST
  46. thank the spirits that they have allowed us to witness this day! the road to convict this murderer will be long & painful. May I siggest that the history of Skakels cruely to animals, the disparate reports of personality (ie, charming & sweet to arrogant & snobbish) and other traits he has exhibited seem to be consistent with the serial killer profiles that Vicap has put together. Perhaps Mark Furhrman--brilliant investigator--could look into unsolved murders over the last 25 years, in areas near to or commutable by skakel & see if he can find a connection--I don't think his propensity for violence or his taste for killing has been satiated--the reports of his religious fervor (mania) are all too consistent with such creatures. Please, someone with the skills & connections look into this--then, we wouldn't have to go thru this horse hockey over trying him as a juvenile--show him to be a serial killer. I only feel pity for his wife & child. Pray for all of them, Moxleys & Skakels too,and pray that justice & democracy have not died in the US--maybe just comatose for a while.
    karen
    NJ US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 10:26:14 EST
  47. I'm so sorry for your great loss. At least now there's the possibility of some closure. Take care of yourselves.

    Del

    Del Slaugh
    Milliken, CO US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 09:58:08 EST
  48. To the Moxley family:
    After following the course of events for the first time on a television documentary, American Justice, I found myself extremely saddened and disgusted by such a tradgic course of events. You are to be greatly admired for your courage through the whole ordeal and I sincerely hope justice will finally prevail. I also hope charges will be brought agaist those who impeded the investigation.
    I have been following a similar ongoing investigation involving the murder of a 17 year old girl, Rebecca Middleton who lived in Belleville Ontario Canada, about 50 miles from here. While visiting a friend in the Bahamas Rebecca was raped and murdered after accepting a ride on a motorcycle with a local teenager whom she had just met. As in your case, the investigation and the trial were also bungled. Although wealth may not have been a factor it seems that justice was slanted to protect the "local boy". The accused was given a ridiculously light sentence however thanks to the persistence of Rebecca's parents there was a successful appeal launched into the actions of the judge who is considered to have erred in his decision. I believe a retrial is being launched.
    As a parent I wish you every success and trust you will finally have the closure you deserve.
    Paul Price
    Kingston Ontario Canada

    Paul Price
    Kingston , ON Canada - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 09:47:46 EST
  49. I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH MARTHA AND IT;S ABOUT TIME THEY ARRESTED THAT ;;; IT;S BEEN LONG ENOUGH FINALLY THE FAMILY CAN PUT HER TO REST.
    BONNIE WRIGHT
    BUNNELL , FL US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 09:42:37 EST
  50. I was born in 1965 and am 4-5 yrs younger than Martha would be. I have known about this story since I was 10 yrs. old. I am absolutely THRILLED that Michael has now been arrested. If the coward would just confess to give Martha's mother some peace, that would be wonderful. He hid behind wealth for too long. The only thig he will hide behind now (I hope) is prison walls!!!!! Congadulations on the most recent development. God be with you!!
    Heide Peck
    Omaha, NE US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 09:20:32 EST
  51. Dear Mrs. Moxley & John,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was born a year after Martha and I
    can't help but think of all the living that Martha has missed these
    past twentyfive years. I was very happy when I heard that Michael
    Skakel had been charged. His arrogance is unbelieveable. I hope
    he is tried and convicted as an adult and spends the rest of his
    in prison. Mrs. Moxley, over the years you have handled yourself
    and this horrible situation with such dignity. I hope that
    Martha finally gets the justice she deserves.


    help but think of all years Martha lost. I hope justice will prevail

    Tia Riche
    Mandeville, LA US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 00:25:24 EST
  52. I REALLY ENJOYED MARK FURHMAN'S BOOK, MY HEART GOES OUT TO
    MARTHAS MOTHER' SHE IS A LIVING LEGACY TO HER DAUGHTER. MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE RAN THEY OTHER WAY WHEN UP AGAINST THAT FAMILY, BUT SHE HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLY STRONG AND IT IS FINALLY PAYING OFF. THE SKAKELS WILL GET THERES.

    KATHERINE
    JACKSONVILLE, FL US - Saturday, January 22, 2000 @ 00:17:47 EST
  53. I was only 3 years old when this happened. Wow, this is such a terrible thing and I hope Justice is served for once and for all. It is amazing how money can control!!!
    Denise K. Ferree
    Cincinnati, OH US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 23:39:12 EST
  54. I hope justice will be served. No one should ever die this way!
    T. Sumita
    Seremban, NS Malaysia - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 22:52:45 EST
  55. In society today, one thing has not changed. If you have money or connections, there is such a thing as the perfect crime. You will not be punished here on earth for your crime. However, I truly believe you have to face a higher power. One you cannot lie to or buy your freedom from, and I find consolation in the belief that one day the person who committed this crime will pay for his sins. Mrs. Moxley and her family are in our thoughts and prayers
    kate
    ct US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 22:25:21 EST
  56. the brothers skakel know the truth. i hope an honest trial wipes the smug off of michael's face.
    dan
    fairfield, ct US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 22:19:59 EST
  57. It is unfortunate that in this country, a prominate family
    can bypass the law because of who they are. If this man
    commited the crime as charged, he should be punished as an
    adult and receive the maximum sentance. Pitty it did'nt
    happen here, as we have the death penalty. My condolance
    to the Moxley family.

    Robin Bucci
    Strongsville, oh US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 21:44:54 EST
  58. May the peace of God be with the Moxleys during this time. May the promise of His Son, Jesus, fill their hearts.
    Rick Raulston
    US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 21:38:17 EST
  59. Dear John & Dorothy

    I think we all know we have the right guy here! I am in awe of your great strength and unrelenting determination during this past quarter century. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
    May justice be served swiftly
    Your Friend
    Neil

    Neil A. Bruce
    Austin, TX US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 21:13:28 EST
  60. There was a LEAD STORY online/AltaVista 1-19-00 1:35pm but now I can't find it to look up more of it for research for my Pschology class. Please help me asap. I felt very odd when I heard Martha was the same birth year as me, I don't know why. I send my thoughts and well wishes to Martha's family for final resting point for Martha's memory. You all are stronger than I am, I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to fight for answers this long. The well connected always gets their way when they want to cover things up. Keep up the work you are doing for Martha. =~) LKS
    L.K.Schell
    IL US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 21:13:03 EST
  61. One can only hope that justice will finally be done.
    Shirley A. Nutter
    Jefferson, Oh. US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 21:12:38 EST
  62. Where did the detectives of Greenwich get there training from? Did they take a different exam than the detectives in New York City or LA. Did the Greenwich Police use Cliff Notes to pass there police exams? Shouldn't all detectives in this country be on the same page when it comes to handling a murder scean?
    Did you know that there have been other muders in Greenwich? And that none have been ever solved. All the tax payers money is going to a bunch of Keystone Cops in Greenwich. THe detectives in Greenwich should be known as the gang that can't investigate straight.
    We should do a washing from the top down in the Greenwich police department. Greenwich is not alone. Other towns in Fairfield County are no better. They should learn from Greenwiches mistakes.
    As for Mike Skakel......They should take the golf club he used to beat Martha and wrap it around his neck when he goes to trial.It would be a constent reminder of what he did. After they find this cowface guilty....They should have a van parked outside the court house with a electric chair inside it.Skakel should be immediately electrocuted outside the court house. We should then take his ashes and fill up any pot.holes the Town OF Greenwich needs to fill.

    Q
    westport, ct US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 20:26:32 EST
  63. My family and my thoughts are with you - we are Moxleys too though probably not related. We pray for the family every day - for strenghth. We also pray that justice will be served.
    Bonnie Moxley - Walker
    Mullica Hill, nj US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:38:28 EST
  64. Our thoughts are with the Moxley family. I hope they lock Micheal Skakel up and threw away the key for good. Mark Ferman did a wonderful job on the book, and our thoughts with him too. God bless you Dorothy stay strong justice will pay off.
    Wanda
    Great Lakes, IL US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:31:22 EST
  65. Our thoughts are with the Moxley family. I hope they lock Micheal Skakel up and threw away the key for good. Mark Ferman did a wonderful job on the book, and our thoughts with him too. God bless you Dorothy stay strong justice will pay off.
    Wanda Poole
    Great Lakes, IL US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:30:46 EST
  66. Our thoughts are with the Moxley family. I hope they lock Micheal Skakel up and threw away the key for good. Mark Ferman did a wonderful job on the book, and our thoughts with him too. God bless you Dorothy stay strong justice will previll.
    Wanda Poole
    Great Lakes, IL US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:29:58 EST
  67. Our thoughts are with the Moxley family. I hope they lock Micheal Skakal up and threw away the key for good. Mark Ferman did a wonderful job on the book, and our thoughts with him too. God bless you Dorothy stay strong justice will previll.
    Wanda Poole
    Great Lakes, IL US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:24:00 EST
  68. Regarding the surrender of Michael Skakel--you can run, but you surely can't hide! Perhaps the 25th anniversary of this horrendous crime will be one that Michael will remember behind bars.
    Donna W. Turner
    Sewell, NJ US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:22:07 EST
  69. Regarding the surrender of Michael Skakel--you can run, but you surely can't hide! Perhaps the 25th anniversary of this horrendous crime will be one that Michael will remember behind bars.
    Donna W. Turner
    Sewell, NJ US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:21:44 EST

  70. Donna
    US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 19:17:34 EST
  71. The Moxley family has shown us the blueprint for living:
    Never lose hope,Bide your time,Look for your opportunities.

    Anthony Marzullo Jr
    Middletown, CT US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 18:49:43 EST
  72. Even if Mark Fuhrman is a racist, God bless his Aryan Nation *ss if it any way contributed to these guys piecing this together and nailing Fat Mike Skakel.

    As I said before, Michael Skakel is fat. I hope he is tortured and beaten many times over in state prison. What kind of gutless scumbag beats up a 15 year old girl with a golf club?

    I still maintain that for safety's sake, if Martha was my sister, I would murder in cold blood all 3 Skakels - just to make sure I got the right one. The other 2 clowns, Tommy, and the old man (who I hear is dying) clearly have concealed some of the facts here. They're to blame as well. Let's hope that Mike gets beaten and tortured in prison and that his old man dies a particularly slow and painful death at whatever hospital he's currently residing in.

    Dave
    N/A, MA US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 18:15:59 EST
  73. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this case and never gave up. And to you Mark Fuhrman, thank you for helping the Moxleys, and holding your head up high. You did a wonderful job in the O.J. case, and did not deserve what came out of that trial. I for one have read everything you have wrote, and hope you work on more case's. I hope Michael Skakel goes to prison for the rest of his life. If he is not tried as an adult, this is all for nothing. Rush Skakel should be right side by side with his son. Not once did he try to get to the bottom of this horrible crime, make his boys answer the tough questions, or help solve this murder. He had the money to hide, and they did for 25 years. He knew those boys were involved or at least one of them. The golf club belonged to his late wife. Mrs. Moxley and John, we are all behind you, and hope the Skakel family now feels some of the pain you have carried for so long.
    Deb
    MI US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 18:13:57 EST
  74. I have been following this case and am in the middle of Tim Dumas' book. I was also 15 in 1975 and pictures and descriptions of Martha are so much like myself and my friends. It's utterly haunting to me. How horrifying that her life was cut short in such a manner. I pray that she will finally receive the justice and the peace that she and her family deserves.
    Kim Dorris
    Edwardsville, IL US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 18:02:41 EST
  75. I only recently read the book by Mark Fuhrman but remember when this tragedy happened so many years ago. I was in high school at the time it happened and remember thinking me and Martha were around the same age. This case would have been over with if not for the money and affluence of the parties suspected. Finally, maybe the truth will come out and justice be served. My prayers are with the Moxley family! You can rest peacefully now, Martha...
    Robin Rudd
    Charleston, SC US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 17:52:42 EST
  76. At this time, I am without words.
    Debra D. James Bailey
    Pittsburgh, pa US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 17:45:52 EST
  77. My interest in this case was first piqued upon reading "A Season In Purgutory" upon its publication. Mark Fuhrman did some excellent investigating and reporting in his book, and a lot of credit for the national attention this case has received should go to him. These small community crimes are always shady when you combine a great deal of money/power and some Clueless Joes (Donald Browne, et al) in charge.

    I pray that justice is served and that the case can be proven against the ADULT Michael Skakel. The thought that he has been free to live his life for 25 years is sickening. This case is everyone's nightmare, a true tragedy without any justice or closure.

    I hope that one day Dorothy and John can truly sleep at night. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of seeing a little flicker at the end of the tunnel.

    Dylan Wanagiel
    Bayonne, NJ US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 16:27:30 EST
  78. I can already see the inmates at the Connecticut State Penitentiary lining up to bend Michael Skakel over.. let's hope he's tortured and beaten severely..
    Dave
    Harwich, MA US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 16:00:52 EST
  79. I was 17 years old and still living in Stamford at the time of the murder. This case left such an impact on me. Throughout the past 25 years, I followed this case. I always hoped that justice would be served and that the Moxley family would have some kind of closure. What a terrible thing to lose your child, but to have no justice had to be terrible for Mrs. Moxley. My prayers and best wishes go out to the family and I hope that they can now have some sort of peace. Persistance pays off and because of Mrs. Moxley's determination to find justice. It has!!!
    Renee Buxton
    Mount Kisco, NY US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 15:22:23 EST
  80. I too remember this case from years past. And I shall may close attention to it's outcome. My early years are contected to Newport and Bostom, and I have a long history of both the Skakel and Kennedy clan's. My heart and prayers go out to Moxeley family.
    Charles R. Taylor, Sr.
    Marshall, MI US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 15:06:29 EST
  81. The fist time I heard about this horrible tragedy was this week. I feel sad that there are people out there who would destroy such a special life. Martha's inner beauty shows in her pictures and I pray that her killer is brought to justice. Hopefully, mistakes that were made while investigating Martha's murder will be rectifed and the family will finally get the answers they derserve. It's such a shame that American society puts people of status and fame above the law. Last time I checked anybody can commit a crime, no matter who they are related to or how much money they have in their pocketbook.
    Rest in peace Martha...
    Natalie McGovern
    MPLS, MN

    Natalie McGovern
    Minneapolis, MN US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 14:04:09 EST
  82. I was in Martha's class at GHS. She was the nicest, sweetest girl. My prayers are with Mrs. Moxley and with John who have been so strong and patient all these years. It makes me sick that the Greenwich police were so incompetent----I pray that justice will finally be served.

    Esther Burke
    Charleston, SC US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 14:02:56 EST
  83. This case has sickened me from the beginning. I am concerned that Skakel will be tried as a juvenille. Surely the fact that he has existed on this planet for years with the knowledge of the murder has to count for something. Try him as the charge-ducking adult that he is.
    Carrie Dorse
    East Greenwich, RI US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 13:55:23 EST
  84. I watched a documentary on this whole charade last night and it's mind boggling to me that it took this long for an arrest warrant to be issued. The incompetence of the local PD in investigating this tragedy is unforgiveable and the state's not stepping in and providing adequate assistance sooner is equally mind-boggling.

    It broke my heart to see the poor girl's brother and mother speaking about her death. Anyways, it seems as though Michael Skakel is the man. That bit about jerking off up in the tree just doesn't cut the cake, Mike. Obviously Michael got frightened that the forensic people would identify his semen at the scene of the crime and this was his lame-brained attempt at an alibi.

    The only thing that concerns me is that they're going to try this fat moron as a juvenile. I pray to God it gets transferred to adult court. Life in state prison would be the perfect ending for that pretty boy. My guess is that he's going to meet Bubba real fast. If I lived close enough to the facility where they'd hold him, I'd drop by once a day to spit on him if they let me.

    God bless the Moxley family for behaving with such class through this painful ordeal. Had Martha been my sister, I would have murdered in cold blood all 3 Skakels just to make sure I got the right one. Tommy boy and the old man are trash too in my opinion because obviously they withheld evidence which could have implicated Fat Boy Michael. Anyways, I send my love to the victim and her family and hopefully before long, Mikey boy will be residing with Bubba and company at the state penitentiary.


    Dave
    N/A, MA US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 13:22:27 EST
  85. Dear Sir or Madam:

    I grew up in Greenwich and lived there from 1965-1983,
    and I was a contemporary of Martha and Michael's (I was
    fifteen at the time Martha was killed). Although I
    wasn't a close friend of either one of them, I was
    familiar with both of them. I use to see Martha,
    Michael, and Tommy around town and we would say hello,
    but not much more than that.

    Growing up in Greenwich was like living in another
    dimension where the ordinary day to day rules didn't
    apply. Quite frankly, I never really liked it. It
    always seemed totally out of phase with the real world.
    For all the money and power in that town it never seemed
    to add up to much. Of the families that I knew when I
    was growing up, only one family is still together. I
    think that speaks volumes about the price people pay for
    wanting to live that kind of life. In the end, rather
    worthless and empty.

    Michael was a weird kid and everyone knew about his
    peculiar behavior, he had that kind of reputation.
    Everyone was aware of the Skakel kid's lineage and it
    kind of gave them a cult status (for lack of a better
    phrase). They were deemed untouchable because of their
    heritage and in Greenwich, in 1975, I guess they were.

    It was an incredible shock to hear that Martha was
    murdered and that a Skakel was involved. Originally it
    was assumed Michael's older brother, Tommy, had murdered
    Martha, due to the fact that, supposedly, there was
    something going on between them. When it was finally
    assumed that Michael had killed Martha, there wasn't a
    single person in Greenwich, CT, in 1975, that ever
    thought Michael would be charged, let alone convicted of
    the crime.

    I know this is going to sound strange, but: we presume
    that we live in a world were justice prevails. That the
    guilty, no matter how rich or powerful, are not exempt.
    In Greenwich it was a given in our lives that the rich
    and powerful played by different rules and that one could
    literally get away with murder if they played the system
    correctly and paid the right people. It reminds me of
    the saying" Idealism increases in direction
    proportion to one's distance from the problem." In
    Greenwich, money and power were the best guarantees of
    increasing your "idealism" because it could
    literally distance you from any problem, real or imagined

    There are watershed moments in one's life relative to
    ending our innocence and exposing us to cruelty and
    violence. Some of those moments for me have been
    watching the Vietnam War on TV, the assassination of the
    Kennedy's, Martin Luther King, and Martha's death.
    Martha's death hit closer to home though, we all knew her
    and it seemed oddly personal.

    I'm glad to see it potentially coming to an end. Ever
    time I've heard about the continuing saga over the years
    it made me sick to think that Michael was still getting
    away with the murder of Martha, again and again. Looking
    at his picture entering the Greenwich Police Station was
    surreal at best. To be honest, I wanted to cry. It
    made so sad to see this man who looked too old for his
    age, to think about the life he took, and the lives in
    turned into a living hell. He seemed resigned to the
    fact that he had finally been caught.

    Thank God that Mrs. Moxley can finally be at peace.
    Maybe, this will be a turning point in how people
    perceive the rich and powerful and the perception that
    they are exempt from their actions will change. Yeah,
    and maybe I'll be Pope someday.


    Patrick A. Downes
    Boston, MA
    (617) 572 8213
    e-mail: pdownes@jhancock.com

    Patrick Downes
    Boston, MA US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 13:17:57 EST
  86. The plain fact that a young girl lost her life sickens me.
    The plain fact that the accused murderer was from a wealthy family sickens me. I am personally sick of all of the Kennedy's and their relatives who think that the law is for everyone else but them. I hope Michael rots is hell.

    Beth
    Brighton, MI US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 12:31:47 EST
  87. While Kennedy family felony cover-ups are not anything new, it is good to see progress in the Martha Moxley case. As a concerned American who has unquestionable evidence of U. S. Senator Edward Kennedy's illegal protection of a prominent family member of his, HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, from U. S. Treasury theft prosecution, I know how the senator is operating fast and loose with American tax dollars.

    In this regard, I just completed a 109,000-word manuscript entitled The President and the Queen that traces an irrefutable federal trail of incrimination back to the senator and others. Needless to say, formidable federal resources have been used against me--and obstacles placed in my way--to keep my story from the scrutiny of the American public. I know firsthand, due to the highly political nature of my manuscript, that the Kennedy family corruption paradigm is alive and well.

    I am encouraged, however, that, although Dorothy Moxley (Martha's mom) has waited for 25 years, the truth will soon surface. No lie can live forever. Peace to the Moxley's!!!! Long live the American Constitution!!!!!

    Bill Kiah
    Cincinnati, OH US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 11:42:26 EST
  88. I bougtht the book by mark furhman this past summer when i was in a mall in Tulsa, OK. I read the book in last than a day and a half. I am really sorry for this family. No girl that young deserves to die like that. The killer will be brought to justice. Because the word of God states vengenance is mine. He will bring the Mr. Shakel to justice. No matter how much money he has and what kind of attorneys he gets to defend him. Truth and Rigtheousness will prevail. God bless Mrs. Moxley and her son and may you two find peace after all of this is over.

    Chlette D. Carter
    Chicago, IL US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 11:35:27 EST
  89. I cannot understand violence. Martha was a beautiful girl and will live forever in our hearts. I sincerely hope her killer(s) are brought to justice.
    ~Daniel Selby

    Daniel Selby
    Nevada, IA US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 11:21:41 EST
  90. HE WILL NOT GET WHAT HE DESERVES!!!!!!!
    But maybe today the family has a glimmer of putting this to rest-my heart goes out to all of Marthas family.
    God bless

    Irene Paavola
    kansas city, mo US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 11:20:02 EST
  91. I am the same age as Martha would have been, had she lived, so I've always felt a certain connection to this case. I hope that the killer or killers will finally be brought to justice. It won't bring Martha back, but maybe it will serve as a lesson to past and would-be killers: there is no statute of limitations on murder, and one way or another, you WILL be punished. I wish Martha's family all the best.
    Kim
    San Jose, CA US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 09:21:55 EST
  92. I am doing a twelve page report on the Martha Moxley murder trial....Please send any information to me...Thank you...
    Kati Degen
    Bellingham, Ma US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 09:18:23 EST
  93. I think it's so sad that they are going to try that KILLER as
    a juevenile! Our justice system is so sad! It disgusts me
    that he is out on bail right now! He should be locked up in
    Bridgeport and get the beating he deserves. On another note,
    it's pretty pathetic that a loser like Mike Furman made money
    off of this!

    Beth
    Stamford, CT US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 09:07:41 EST

  94. At last this will come to come closure for the family of Martha Moxley's family. I read the book by Mark Furman not to be curious or nosey. A freind told me of how sad this was years ago, she lived close by and was upset that they never found the killer. My heart goes out to her family and I hope the courts will make a quick and end this horrible night mare they have lived all these years. May some kind of Peace come for her Family as they end this nightmare.

    Wilma
    Columbus, Ga US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 08:49:48 EST
  95. God bless you Martha moxley may you finally rest in peace.
    Linda McFarland
    Breman, Me US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 08:07:01 EST
  96. To John and Mrs. Moxley: It's been a long time comming! The end is near, we all know they have the right person. It will be very hard to sit through the trial, to watch our legal system twist the truth and look for the loop holes to let Michael get off with a slap on the wrist. Stay strong, I know you will. At the time of Martha's death I was too young to put it in perspective. Now having my own family I can understand what you both went through. Mox, I wish our lives could have stayed close (the three Johns), but time and miles has seperated us. Hope all is well, Your friend John
    John Harvey
    Franklin, MA US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 08:03:54 EST
  97. I think a lot of credit in the solving of this case has to go to Mark Furhman. I know that it still not politically correct to mention his name since he has fallen out of favor with the liberals in this country. He has obviously shown that he is an excellent investigator by looking into a casse over 20 years old while receiving very little cooperation from the local police who were embarrased to have him in town investigating the case that they had mishandled. Mark should be congratulated!
    Jack Thomas
    Poolesville, Md US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 07:53:23 EST
  98. All my prayers are with the Moxley family in these hard times. May justice prevail once and for all
    Bret Goodwn
    Bristol, CT US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 07:52:46 EST
  99. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Moxley and her family. I do hope that justice will finally prevail.
    Catlin Gifford
    US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 07:17:54 EST
  100. I think the reason the kennedys all go into public service is because they have so much to atone for. Let's hope that Michael Skakel gets his time in prison.
    WorldCitizen
    US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 07:10:46 EST
  101. Congratulations, persistence and desire for justice doesprevail.
    Anthony Romano
    Toronto, CA - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 06:51:43 EST
  102. I first heard about this case several years ago in a TV made movie but I don't recall the name of the movie. I am glad to see that there may finally be an end to this terrible tragedy for the family. It is discouraging however to see that Michael Skakel may be tried as a juvenile. He has been free for 25 years while Martha's family has been suffering. The fact that he was 15 when it happened should not matter. I feel bad for the Moxley family that in order to bring an end to their nightmare, they have to rehash all the old memories. God Bless them.
    Michelle B
    Mansfield, OH US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 06:51:06 EST
  103. Dear Moxley Family,
    On behalf of the Peters' family I would like to offer our congratulations on the arrest. As you know, Andrew Wilson only received 16 years for the cold blooded and deliberate murder of my father, Jack Peters in Greenwich on Aug 5, 1993. Unfortunately your work is not over....the trail will be difficult and emotionally draining. Our wonderful friends in Greenwich provided us with tremendous support during this trying time for my family. I am temporarily living in Europe but I will be closely following the case. Good luck in the trial and do not hesitate to call on any of the Peters if there is anything we can do for you. Hopefully Michael will rot in jail next to Andrew Wilson for the cruel and brutal acts they so willfully committed.

    Todd Peters
    Munich, Ge.

    On a final note, some of the posts to this board are disturbing. Too many Americans think murder is entertaining. To those thrill seekers, please...for the sake of murder victims families, try to respect the pain and grief they are feeling and the permanent damage done.

    Todd Peters
    Munich, Ge - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 05:41:20 EST
  104. I want to say that i feel very badly after being educated on this sick and brutal murder. I never follow up on these type of ordeals, but the beauty ,innocents , and youthfulness all taken away because some young , wealthy punk is outraged because his older brother was seen with her. My prayers go out to all of her family and friends. I really believe justice will prevail , starting 02/08/00. GOD BLESS THE MOXLEY FAMILY.
    steven mc gee
    toledo, oh US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 03:48:33 EST
  105. i have followed this case for years and my prayers are with the moxley family. dare we hope for justicefor martha
    carol pettit
    st albert, ab ca - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 01:40:52 EST
  106. I fell agreat sense of loss when I think about this case,
    and about Martha..Shereminds me of so many friends I had
    at that age...My heart goes out to her family....I pray that
    justice will eventually prevail....

    Todd Richardson
    LaFayette, Ga US - Friday, January 21, 2000 @ 00:31:39 EST