Fuhrman Book Examines Moxley Murder
(WTNH) _ He was thrust into the spotlight during the OJ Simpson trial, and now former LA detective Mark Fuhrman is making noise in Connecticut. Fuhrman has written a new book called "Murder in Greenwich: Who killed Martha Moxley". In it Fuhrman re-examines the unsolved 1975 murder attacks the investigation and points a finger at the possible murderer.
News Channel 8's Diane Smith talked to Fuhrman about the book.
Fuhrman says he got the idea from author Dominick Dunne, who also wrote about the Moxley murder. Dunne met Fuhrman during the Simpson trial and suggested he reinvestigate the case. And Fuhrman has come up with some surprising results.
Mark Fuhrman, Author: "This has been a black mark on Greenwich and the state of Connecticut, it's really been. Why not just give the case to a grand jury?"
In his new book "Murder in Greenwich", former Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman tackles the Martha Moxley case head on.
Just 15 years old, Moxley was beaten to death with a golf club in 1975. To this day, there have been no arrests. But Fuhrman says that Michael Skakel, who is the nephew of Ethel Kennedy, and Moxley's neighbor, confessed he killed her during a therapy session, but later recanted.
Fuhrman: "This could be the ramblings of someone trying to act out some fantasy. But he does make other statements that are incriminating and go directly to someone who had to know the condition of the body when the murderer left her."
Fuhrman also says the Greenwich police are to blame for mishandling the murder weapon.
Fuhrman: "There is a mad search for this weapon. A frantic search for this weapon. And they describe a golf shaft 16 to 24 inches. My question to the Greenwich Police is how do you know this is a complete golf club to begin with?"
Fuhrman says another possible flaw is that no hair or blood samples were ever taken from Skakel even after police found a hair from a white male at the murder scene.
Fuhrman: "If that sample was going to be compared to anyone, they didn't even have all the suspects, and this is because the police department was so narrow in their time of death. They grasped a theory and never let go of it to date."
Fuhrman's book is drawing criticism from some of the people directly involved with Moxley case. We talked to state investigator Frank Garr, a former Greenwich detective, who has been working on the case since 1976.
Inspector Frank Garr, CT State Attorney's Office: "I've read Mr Fuhrman's book. It has a number of inaccuracies in it. He has the luxury of saying things and naming people in the book without having to back any of it up with proof."
As for the status of the case, Inspector Garr says all forensic evidence has turned out to be inconclusive. And as for a grand jury, it is still a possibility