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The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley by Joe Bruno

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Robert Kennedy Jr.’s new book “Framed,” says exactly the opposite of what I say in my new book “The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Families Trump the Truth?”

I maintain that his cousin, Michael Skakel, is guilty as sin of killing 15-year-old Martha Moxley in 1975. In fact, it’s a disgrace it took that long to convict him (he was found guilty of Martha’s murder in 2002).

RFK Jr. says about a dozen people, including his two family lawyers, conspired to frame his cousin, 27 years after the murder. He names several possible killers, but then, without a scintilla of proof, he settles on two African-Americans as the killers.

So much for RFK Jr. being politically correct.

Kennedy spent who-knows-how-much money to hire eight people to help him write his book (he mentions all eight in his acknowledgements at at the beginning of his books).

I, except for a proofreader, went solo.

RFK Jr. has been on numerous national TV programs, including “Dateline,” to promote his book. Plus, he’s been in scores of daily newspapers, also promoting his book.

I have done neither.

Unlike RFK Jr., I don’t have the connections; I don’t have the cash.

Still, our sales numbers are remarkable similar. My book is ranked anywhere from 12,000 to 10,000 in the the Amazon Kindle ratings (out of 5 million books). RFK’s book is ranked from 9,000 to 8,000 in the same rankings.

His book sells for $15.33 on Amazon Kindle; mine sells for a mere $4.99. Plus I throw in a free book tacked on to the end of the first book – “JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG – SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS?”

Plus, my book is FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Considering all of the above, I don’t think I will ever be on RFK’s Christmas card list. 🙂

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International Best selling author Joe Bruno’s “The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Families Trump the Truth?” is now for sale on Amazon.

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This is the Forward in Joe Bruno’s soon-to-be-released book, “The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Families.”

Posted in crime, criminal, crooked cops, killers, Lawyers, murder, Murder in Greenwich Connecticut, police, Uncategorized, unsolved murders with tags , , , , , , , on June 29, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

This is the Forward in Joe Bruno’s soon-to-be-released book, “The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Families.”

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Foreword

It all started for me around the year 2000 at a “yard sale” in Sarasota, Fl.

Living amongst the tenements on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City for 48 years, a yard sale was an oddity to me. But my wife figured she could pick up a valuable item or two for almost nothing, so we stopped at a yard sale which took place in someone’s driveway.

As my wife picked through the clothes, figurines, and appliance that were lined up on two long picnic tables, I fingered through a box of paperback books that was laying on the concrete floor. The one that caught my eye was a book featuring a pretty blond girl on the cover. Next to her face in red lettering was written, “WHO KILLED MARTHA MOXLEY?

The title of the book was Murder in Greenwich, and was written by Mark Fuhrman. I knew Fuhrman’s name from the infamous O.J. Simpson trial, but I didn’t know he had become an author. (Unbeknownst to me, Fuhrman had also written a previous book on the Simpson trial called Murder in Brentwood.)

I paid 50 cents for the book, took it home, and put it on a huge shelf of books that I planned to read before I perished.
Fast forward to November 2014 – 14 years later.

I don’t know why, but I picked up Murder in Greenwich and started reading it. At this point in time, I didn’t know that anyone in the Kennedy family was involved, and I thought a Skakel was a form of foreign currency. When I finished Murder in Greenwich the takeaway was that Fuhrman predicted that Michael Skakel, then 15 years old was the killer of 15-year-old Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut on October 30, 1975.

Soon after Murder in Greenwich was published, Skakel was indicted for Martha’s murder. Then in 2002, Skakel was convicted by a jury of his peers, and he was sentenced to 20 years-life in prison. In 2013, the guilty verdict was overturned by a judge who said that Michael Skakel’s attorney, Mickey Sherman, had not given him a proper defense.

Before I sat down and started my research for The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Financial Power of the Kennedy/Skakel Families, I knew nothing about the case except what I had read in Fuhrman’s book, in which the time period had ended in 1998.

On January 2, 2015, I began my research in earnest and continued it for one full year. On January 2, 2016, while still immersed in my research, I started writing this book in earnest.

I went into this project with no preconceived notions. With 40 years as a journalist in my back pocket, all my research for this book has been done by reading more than 10 books on the subject of either the Moxley murder, or the Kennedy family’s connection to the Skakels; in particular those concerning Ethel Skakel Kennedy, who married the former United States Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy. I also pored over 200 magazine and newspaper articles available on the internet; especial the Samford Advocate and Greenwich Times, and the New York Times.

And like Nero Wolfe, I never left the comfort of my home.

I have not spoken to anyone connected with this case: none of the Moxleys, Skakels or Kennedys, and none of the detectives or law enforcement agencies involved. The only contact I had with anyone involved in the Moxley murder case was via email with Len Levitt, who wrote: Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder in 2006. I asked Levitt a few questions, but he was not effusive in his answers.

In street terms, he gave me the cold shoulder.

Still, all the quotes I needed, and all the facts that are pertinent to this case were already available in print in one form or another. But it takes someone with years of experience to piece together all the facts into a coherent and plausible narrative. Without tooting my horn too loud, I have that experience.

After researching the Moxley Murder Case, and while writing the first draft, I changed my opinion on certain things several times. In fact, after I finished the first draft, I threw it out (deleted it in computer terms), and started again from scratch from a different perspective.
This book is my absolute honest opinion of what transpired in the “Martha Moxley Murder Case,” much like the conclusion Mark Fuhrman arrived at when he gave his final judgement in Murder in Greenwich.

Opinions are like noses; everyone has one. But I back mine up with facts, not other people’s opinions.

And more importantly, unlike other books which have recently been written by people connected to the case in one way or another, I have no horse in this race.

Of course, I feel compassion for the Moxley family. They, along with their daughter, Martha, are the real victims here. No matter what anyone with a vested interest in this case may say.

Martha Moxley (1960 – 1975) – may she rest in peace.

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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s new book “Crime Pays Scoundrels and Their Crooked Schemes: Volume 2” is now available on Amazon.com

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International best selling author Joe Bruno’s “Snakeheads,” a screenplay in ebook form, is FREE today on Amazon.com.

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Snakeheads are the worst human beings known to man.

Snakeheads are Chinese gangsters, based both in China and in the United States, who smuggle Chinese immigrants into the United States.

The price is not cheap; $50,000 a head. And the process is brutal.

Because the Chinese people who yearn for a better life are dirt poor, a small percentage of the smuggling money is paid up front to the Snakeheads. However, the collection of the balance is certain; or bad things happen to the illegal Chinese immigrants: beatings, torture, and sometimes even death.

When they arrive in America, the illegal immigrants work in Chinese restaurants, for pennies an hour. They labor in hot kitchens for 12-18 hours a day, and after work, they are chained in a filthy room so they cannot escape.

If one of them does manage to escape, their relatives in China are punished instead.

“Snakeheads” is set in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where the Italian-American mob tries to horn in on the immense profits generated by the Snakeheads’ human smuggling operation. The Italians want their piece of the action, and the Chinese gangsters resist – violently.

Thrust into the middle of this warfare is an Italian-America detective, who falls in love with a Chinese businesswoman. Together, they attempt to eradicate the villains who profit on the backs of the poor illegal Chinese immigrants.

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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s new book “Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Crooked Schemes” is FREE today on Amazon Kindle.

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International Best Selling Author Joe Bruno’s new ebook “Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes” is now available on Amazon Kindle.

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Throughout the history of mankind, there has always been one constant creed among those scoundrels who inhabit the Underworld – crime pays.

Whether it be John Allen – “The Wickedest Man in New York City,” pimping off young girls in his Manhattan Lower East Side brothel/dance hall, or George Leonidas Leslie, “The King of the Bank Robbers,” knocking off a New York City bank, or Fredericka “Marm” Mandelbaum, all 250-pounds of her, fencing stolen good from her Clinton Street grocery store, making money in a life of crime was a fait accompli; that is, unless you get caught, which happens all too often.

Some pay back society with time in prison, other’s pay with their miserable lives, and some scoot away scot-free, never to answer for their wicked offenses against humanity.

Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes will bring you on a seedy ride that slithers across the underbelly of American society, where every crook and criminal has their own unique gimmick to fill their greedy pockets with other people’s hard-earned cash.

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Virginia Hill was a knock-around broad who bedded down the biggest gangsters of her time. It was said Hill spent more time on her back than Michelangelo did painting the Sistine Chapel. The word on the Las Vegas streets was that she was the exclusive property of mobster Bugsy Siegel, and it was plain to everyone in the know that Bugsy was just crazy about Hill.

But was Virginia Hill really a Trojan horse in Siegel’s camp; put there by the Mafia to make sure Bugsy was giving them an honest count on their Las Vegas ventures?

The answer is not that cut and dried.

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Degenerate gambler and sportsman, Jacob (Bald Jack) Rose (Rosenzweig), due to a rare disease, had nary a hair on his entire body. But what Rose lacked in hair, he more than made up for with a diabolical criminal brilliance that put him “head and shoulders” (no pun intended) above the competition.

In the early 1900s, one of Rose’s competitors was fellow gambler Herman Rosenthal, a mean and snaky runt who had the reputation of being a stool pigeon, or as they say on the streets – a rat – for the New York City Police Department. Rose and Rosenthal both owned competing gambling joints in the seedy uptown area of Manhattan called the “Tenderloin,” or “Satan’s Circus.”

Rosenthal’s partner of sorts was corrupt New York City Police Lieutenant Charles Becker, who was not adverse to taking money with both hands (graft) from the Tenderloin’s gambling joints and houses of prostitution. Rose and Rosenthal both paid Becker handsomely, but then Rosenthal got the idea he was too big a man to continue to line Becker’s pockets with cash.

What happened next was called “The Crime of the Century.”

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