MICHAEL SKAKEL'S SECRET LIFE EXPOSED!
Kennedy cousin joins jet set after legal loophole tosses Martha Moxley murder rap
KENNEDY cousin Michael Skakel is enjoying a jet-set lifestyle since skating on charges that he murdered his teenage neighbor Martha Moxley!
A GLOBE investigation has learned that the reformed boozer is crisscrossing the country while Martha’s stillgrieving family continues to demand justice — and authorities dither about dragging him back into court!
“Michael has a trust fund that keeps him afloat because
he certainly doesn’t work,” an insider close to the Kennedy clan tells GLOBE.
“He goes to AA meetings, and he behaves himself because he doesn’t want to get into trouble again, but he travels a lot.
“He goes to Oregon because he has relatives there and to New York, where his son lives. He also goes to the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., occasionally.” Skakel — the now 59-year-old nephew of Ethel and the late Robert F. Kennedy — was found guilty in June
2002 of murder-Iing 15-year old Martha in 1975 and sen- tenced to 20 years to life in prison.
He was released on bond in 2013 after arguing that his attorney failed to adequately represent him — and he won a stunning legal battle earlier this year when the Connecticut Supreme Court agreed to leave in place a lower court’s decision to vacate his murder conviction.
State prosecutors can still call for a new trial against Skakel, but the state’s attorney’s office has taken no action.
That’s infuriated Martha’s mother, Dorthy, 87, who desperately wants to see prosecutors retry Skakel.
“The state of Connecticut had a very, very, very good case, and we absolutely know who killed Martha,” she insists.
“If Michael Skakel came from a poor family, this would have been over. But because he comes from a family of means, they’ve stretched this out all these years.”
Martha’s brother remains just as bitter — but also philosophical.
“Regardless of where he’s walking the streets, he’ll be in his own prison for the rest of
‘We absolutely know who killed Martha” – tragic teen’s mom
his days,” says John Moxley.
Mark A. Dupuis, a spokesman for the Connecticut Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, confirms Skakel isn’t out of the woods, telling GLOBE: “The matter remains under review.”
For now, Skakel is as free as a bird — and when he isn’t traveling, he’s polishing a bombshell memoir, titled Dead Man Talking: A Kennedy Cousin Comes Clean, to be published after his death, sources tell GLOBE.
“The book will be critical of the Kennedy family and their disregard for people hurt by Kennedy men,” dishes the insider.
“Michael doesn’t talk about Jack’s outrageous philandering or Ted’s Chappaquiddick disaster, but he is writing at great length about the family’s callous and casual attitude toward recklessness.
“He doesn’t hold a grudge against his cousins. He feels they were always supportive of his innocence.
“But Michael grew up believing the Kennedys were above the law and could get away with anything, including murder.”
As for whether Skakel will admit to Martha’s murder in his book, the insider tells GLOBE: “Michael isn’t going to confess to killing Martha because he believes sincerely that he didn’t do it.”
Michael Skakel at his appeal in 2012, seeking a reduction in sentence for killing Martha Moxley Skakel’s uncle and aunt, Bobby and Ethel Kennedy
This golf club was used to beat Martha to death
Martha at age 14, the year before she died
Martha’s mom, Dorthy, and brother, John, desperately want to see Skakel retried
The Connecticut home where Michael lived at the time of the 1975 murder