While Levitt deserves credit for his dogged pursuit of the truth, which led to a reopening of the moribund investigation in , he has fallen short of his goal to tell the complete story. View Full Version of PW.
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More By and About This Author. Buy this book. Apple Books. Skakel gave the Norwalk address of his younger brother, Stephen Skakel, as his place of residence on his bond paperwork, Greenwich Time has learned.
At the single-family home, family members started gathering shortly before dinnertime, though it was unclear if Skakel was inside. The neighborhood is a stark contrast from Skakel's roots in Belle Haven, a mainstay with captains of industry that sits on a promontory overlooking Long Island Sound and has its own security force.
A SUV with a flat tire was parked in the tiny front driveway of Skakel's adopted dwelling in Norwalk. Chickens roamed through a neighbor's front yard on the other side of the no-outlet street, which is barely wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic and is partly obstructed by bags of leaves on the shoulder.
Under the terms of his release, set by Judge Gary White , Skakel cannot leave Connecticut without permission and must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet on his ankle. He is not to have contact with the Moxley family, which lives in New Jersey, and must check in every other week with the bail commissioner. Santos portrayed his client as a model citizen who traveled from his Hobe Sound, Fla.
Inside the sixth-floor courtroom, journalists crammed into the wooden pews of the gallery and a separate overflow room. Prosecutors did not oppose the bond -- saying there was no legal basis.
Lawyers for the Kennedy kin took great pains to keep details about his post-incarceration lifestyle under wraps, telling the judge that widespread media coverage of the case created a prejudicial environment for Skakel. Santos characterized the case against Skakel, who has a year-old son who lives out of state, as flimsy. Prosecutors said the elements of their case augment each other and shouldn't be looked at in a vacuum.
At the conclusion of the hearing, Skakel patted his heart and smiled at his family and friends, including Vito Colucci Jr. Kris Steele, an ex-basketball player with a power forward's build who was often seen at the side of Skakel during the criminal trial a decade ago, reprised his role as Skakel's bodyguard. Frank Garr, a seasoned Greenwich detective, was appointed investigator on the Moxley case.
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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 , more than twenty-five years after Moxley's death, thanks largely to Garr's work, Michael Skakel was convicted of the murder.
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.