Mur­der in Green­wich Sun­day, 8.30pm, Uni­ver­sal

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

This 2002 film fol­lows the story be­hind one man’s fight for jus­tice af­ter the 1975 mur­der of Martha Mox­ley (Mag­gie Grace). The bru­tal crime — she was blud­geoned to death with a golf club — re­mains un­solved un­til Mark Fuhrman (Christo­pher Meloni), a for­mer Los Angeles Po­lice Depart­ment de­tec­tive who wrote the book on which this is based, de­cides to visit the crime scene in Green­wich, Con­necti­cut, to con­duct his own in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties do their best to thwart his ef­forts al­though the orig­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tor, Steve Car­roll (Robert Forster), agrees to help in the end. To­gether they zero in on Ethel Kennedy’s nephew and for­mer Mox­ley neigh­bour Michael Skakel (Jon Fos­ter), who is con­victed in 2002 and sen­tenced to 20 years’ jail. Skakel was re­leased last year on $US1.2m bail; the prose­cu­tion is ap­peal­ing. An in­trigu­ing story that cap­tured the world’s at­ten­tion from the mo­ment the poor girl’s body was found.

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