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By Leonard Levitt Len Levitt | Comments: ( 650 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

On October 30, 1975, fifteen year old Martha Moxley headed home from Halloween Eve antics with her Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbors Tommy and Michael Skakel She never made it Her brutal murder with a golf club in her own backyard made national headlines But for years no one was arrested, despite troubling clues pointing to the Skakels, a rich and powerful family relateOn October 30, 1975, fifteen year old Martha Moxley headed home from Halloween Eve antics with her Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbors Tommy and Michael Skakel She never made it Her brutal murder with a golf club in her own backyard made national headlines But for years no one was arrested, despite troubling clues pointing to the Skakels, a rich and powerful family related to the Kennedys After the police department s first unsuccessful attempts to catch the killer, the case lay dormant, and the culprit remained free.Enter Leonard Levitt In 1982, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time newspapers asked investigative reporter Levitt to look into the murder and the undying rumors of a cover up Levitt soon uncovered groundbreaking information about how the police had bungled the investigation, and he learned that Tommy and Michael had lied about their activities on the night of the murder But Levitt s articles about his findings and the haunting questions they raised almost never saw the light of day For years, Levitt s superiors mysteriously refused to publish the stories Convinced that the Moxley family deserved the peace and closure they had so long been denied, Levitt fought desperately to keep his discoveries alive Finally, after Levitt s first article appeared, the case was reopened.Enter Frank Garr As the newly appointed investigator on the Moxley case, the seasoned Greenwich detective doggedly pursued unexplored leads and became increasingly convinced that for over a decade, his colleagues had been pursuing the wrong suspects At first mistrustful of one another, as reporters and detectives often are, Levitt and Garr became friends, encouraging each other in their quest for the truth as the obstacles against them piled up.In 2002, than twenty five years after Moxley s death, a shocked world watched as Michael Skakel was convicted of the murder, thanks largely to the evidence Garr alone had marshaled against him.Now, for the first time, Leonard Levitt tells the amazing true story of Garr s fight to solve the case and of how their friendship with each other, and with Martha Moxley s mother, Dorthy, sustained them over the years A riveting, suspenseful drama that unfolds like a mystery novel, this incredible memoir also reveals how a police officer and a reporter refused to give up, and how they helped justice to prevail, against all odds.


  • Title: Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder: A Reporter and a Detective's 20-Year Search for Justice
  • Author: Leonard Levitt Len Levitt
  • ISBN: 9780060544300
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Leonard Levitt Len Levitt

Leonard Levitt was born in 1941 in New York He attended Woodmere Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1963 From there he went into the Peace Corps, serving in Tanganyika now Tanzania He later graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism and has since written for Newsday, the Associated Press, the Detroit News, Time Magazine, and the New York Post.



Comments Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder: A Reporter and a Detective's 20-Year Search for Justice

  • Morgan Olsson

    If you like true crime you will love this book!


  • Maryann MJS1228

    It's hard not to feel bitter on behalf of Leonard Levitt. He scooped the competition and ripped the lid off the story, as the cliches go; and his own newspaper refused to print the story. Reading a book by someone as embittered as Levitt has the right to be would not, however, be a pleasant task. Luckily Levitt has maintained a clear view of the stakes and his own involvement: "I did not solve Martha's murder. What I did was prevent the Skakel family from getting away with it."This is the story [...]


  • Donna Starner

    An intriguing read by Len Levitt that spans four decades of investigative work, as well as the lack of, in the 1975 Martha Moxley murder case. Was the Skakel family, who were cousins to the Kennedys, really bold enough to thwart the investigation and believe they could get away with murder because of their family, money and privilege? Were the first detectives on the case really that incompetent that they didn't execute a search warrant for clothing, golf clubs and other possible evidence or wer [...]


  • Tom Kammerer

    Gripping read that reminds us that power and wealth are not mutually exclusive of evil and entitlement and more importantly that hard work and a sense of justice can overcome a lot


  • Janet Harris

    Page turner-


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