On the night before Halloween, 1975, 15 year-old Martha Moxley was seen alive for the last time in the company of Tommy Skakel, her next-door neighbor. The next morning, her badly beaten body was found between their homes.
What might have been a relatively straightforward murder investigation was complicated from the outset because the Skakels are cousins of the Kennedy clan. When the call went out over the police radio, reporters descended en masse on the crime scene, trampling crucial evidence and interfering with the investigation. And while the boy's father initially pledged to cooperate with the police, he soon went back on his word.
Through interviews from those involved with the case and informed parties, AMERICAN JUSTICE® traces the strange, 25-year journey that has resulted in no arrests or convictions. Examine compelling evidence that seems to point to the Skakels and hear from people who feel that they have used their powerful connections to thwart justice, while others contend their notoriety has been unfairly used against them.