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Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder: A Reporter and Detectives Twenty-Year Search for Justice
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Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder: A Reporter and Detectives Twenty-Year Search for Justice by Leonard Levitt

From award-winning journalist Leonard Levitt, the Edgar Award-nominated story of his friendship with the lead detective on the Martha Moxley case, and how two unlikely heroes found justice against staggering odds. On October 30, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley was brutally murdered in her backyard on the way home from the house of her Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbors Tommy and Michael Skakel. Her murder 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. Enter Leonard Levitt. When two newspapers asked Levitt to look into the murder Levitt soon uncovered groundbreaking information about what had happened that night and subsequently, in the police investigation. But for years, Levitts superiors mysteriously refused to publish the stories. Convinced that the Moxley family deserved peace and closure at last, Levitt refused to give up. Finally, after Levitts first article appeared, the case was reopened. Frank Garr, a seasoned Greenwich detective, was appointed investigator on the Moxley case. He 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, Levitt and Garr became friends, encouraging each other in their quest for the truth as the obstacles against them piled up. In 2002, more than twenty-five years after Moxleys death, thanks largely to Garrs work, Michael Skakel was convicted of the murder. Now, for the first time, Leonard Levitt tells the amazing true story of Garrs fight to solve the case and of how their friendship with each other, and with Martha Moxleys 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 of how they helped justice to prevail, against all odds.

Author: Leonard Levitt

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

Publication Date: 2005-10-11

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ISBN: 0060544317


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