Moxley, pictured left in 1974, lived across
the street from Skakel and had been at his house with a
friends the night before she was killed. The case languished for
decades until a one-judge
grand jury in 2000 concluded there was
enough evidence to charge Skakel with murder.
Thomas Skakel, left, and Michael Skakel,
shown in these undated photos, were among the last people
Moxley alive. Authorities suspected Michael's older brother Thomas
for years, but switched
their focus to Michael after he changed his
story about the night of the murder.
Rushton Skakel Sr., Michael Skakel's father,
leaves a Bridgeport, Connecticut, courthouse after
September 9, 1999, before a grand jury inquiring into Moxley's death.
At left is Skakel's wife, Anna Mae, and at right is a woman
identified only as Georgianne.
Skakel is escorted into a juvenile court in
Stamford, Connecticut, in June 2000. Skakel was originally
in juvenile court but a judge ruled in January 2001 that the case be
moved to adult court
because the state lacked juvenile facilities to
accommodate a middle-aged defendant.
Robert Kennedy Jr. arrives at a preliminary
hearing in the Moxley case on June 28, 2000, in Stamford,
Connecticut. Kennedy is Michael Skakel's cousin.
Martha Moxley's mother, Dorthy Moxley, left,
and John Moxley, her brother, are shown outside a
Connecticut, courthouse on October 20, 2000, after a hearing in the
An artist's drawing shows witness Gregory
Coleman, right, testifying as Michael Skakel looks in
an April 18,
2001, court hearing. Coleman said at the hearing that he was using
when he told a one-judge grand jury that Skakel confessed to
Michael Skakel enters a Stamford, Connecticut,
courthouse on April 19, 2001, for a probable cause hearing.
Dorthy and John Moxley address reporters
following Michael Skakel's guilty verdict. "I just could hardly
believe it," Dorthy Moxley said. "I just feel so blessed and so
overwhelmed. This is Martha's day."
Mickey Sherman, Skakel's attorney, said he
would file an appeal, adding that "we are bitterly disappointed,
there is no way to hide it." Behind Sherman are Skakel's brothers,
David, left, and Steven.