* Saturday’s edition of 48 Hours featured an excellent investigative report on the Martha Moxley case, in which Robert F Kennedy Jr. was interviewed at length. More info and video can be found on the CBS website.
KENNEDY: SKAKEL IS INNOCENT
(CBS) “We decided to go up to Greenwich and hang out…I’ve got my caveman club and I’m going to grab somebody and pull them by the hair and do what cavemen do,” recalls Tony Bryant, about what his friends said to him the night Martha Moxley was murdered in Greenwich, Conn. in 1975.
Bryant told his story from that night during a taped interview requested by Michael Skakel’s defense team, including his cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., which was presented at a seven day hearing to reopen the case. Bryant is a cousin of basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Led by Michael’s brother Stephen and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the Skakel family continues to claim Michael is innocent, and that his conviction was the result of an overzealous prosecution. Kennedy in particular believes “somebody decided that – a Skakel was gonna go to jail.”
* To learn more about alternative theories on the Moxley case, we highly recommend Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s article A Miscarriage of Justice, published in Atlantic Monthly.
* Kennedy also testified in Michael’s defense in a retrial hearing last spring. We have full coverage here.
* Also, please visit Skakel.org, a site dedicated to proving Skakel’s innocence.