Dominick Dunne

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A Season in Purgatory (1993). Another City, Not My Own (1997). The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-known Name Dropper (1999). Justice: Crimes, Trials, And Punishments (2001). Too Much Money (2009). The Boys in the Band. The Panic in Needle Park. Play It as It Lays. Ash Wednesday. Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987 miniseries). An Inconvenient Woman (1991 miniseries). A Season in Purgatory (1996 miniseries). Addicted to Love (1997 film) Mathewon the food critic. Dominick Dunne, Chronicler of Crime, Dies at 83, The New York Times, August 26, 2009. Celebrity Author And Hartford Native Dominick Dunne Dies At Age 83". The Hartford Courant.

William Kennedy Smith

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William Kennedy Smith (born September 4, 1960) is an American physician whose work focuses on landmines and the rehabilitation of landmine victims. He is a member of the prominent Kennedy family and is famous for a well-publicized 1991 rape trial in which he was acquitted.

Ethel Kennedy

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Ethel Skakel Kennedy (born April 11, 1928) is an American human-rights campaigner and widow of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.


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Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state.

History of Greenwich, Connecticut

In 1975, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was murdered in the gated community of Belle Haven in Greenwich. In 2002, a jury in Norwalk found Michael Skakel guilty of the crime. The murder was depicted in 1993 in the book A Season in Purgatory by Dominick Dunne and in Murder in Greenwich in 1998 by Mark Fuhrman which was later made into a movie of the same title. In 1983, the Mianus River Bridge, which carries traffic on Interstate 95 over an estuary, collapsed, resulting in the death of three people. Highway traffic had to be diverted onto local streets. Later investigations revealed that two of the pin-and-hanger assemblies holding the support beams had failed.

Another City, Not My Own

For Vanity Fair, he covered the trials of Claus von Bülow, William Kennedy Smith, Michael Skakel, and the Menendez brothers, and he authored the books The Winners, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, People Like Us, An Inconvenient Woman, and A Season in Purgatory, all titles by Dunne. His son, a one-time actor who appeared in An American Werewolf in London, is now a successful film director, his ex-wife is suffering with multiple sclerosis, and for several days his son Alexander is missing in the Arizona desert. All of this mirrors Dunne's life.

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Michael Skakel Convicted in the murder of Martha Moxley. The case drew media attention largely because Skakel is related to the Kennedys. Ben Weasel of the punk rock band, Screeching Weasel. Attack therapy. Large Group Awareness Training. Human Potential Movement. Psychobabble. Children of Darkness. Elan School Alumni. Elan School Visit Report, by Tom Croke, Struggling Teens, June 1992. Elan School Visit Report, by Louise Kreiner and Amy D'Uva, May 17, 2007; Struggling Teens website, Jun 26, 2007. Kevin Gray, Bad Company: The Elan School, Details magazine, November 2001, pages 88–97.

Mickey Sherman

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Skakel, who had been convicted of murdering Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut. Although Sherman had been paid nearly $1.2 million to defend Skakel, in a 136-page scathing opinion Judge Bishop heavily criticized Sherman's legal representation because Sherman was representing Skakel while trying to placate the IRS, Sherman failed to follow up leads, and was too distracted by the media spotlight and rendered ineffective assistance of counsel to Michael Skakel. In the same 136 page opinion, Judge Bishop vacated Michael S. Skakel's conviction for murder and ordered a new trial. The State of Connecticut appealed, and Mr. Skakel was released on bond pending the appeal.

Murder in Greenwich (film)

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Martha Moxley. Jon Foster ..... Michael Skakel. Toby Moore as Thomas Skakel. Liddy Holloway ..... Dorothy Moxley.

Cold case

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A cold case is a crime or an accident that has not yet been fully solved and is not the subject of a recent criminal investigation, but for which new information could emerge from new witness testimony, re-examined archives, new or retained material evidence, as well as fresh activities of the suspect. New technical methods developed after the case can be used on the surviving evidence to analyze the causes, often with conclusive results.

Mark Fuhrman

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For his next book, Murder in Greenwich (1998, ISBN: 0060191414), Fuhrman investigated the then-unsolved 1975 murder of Martha Moxley and presented his theory that the murderer was Michael Skakel, nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Senator Robert Kennedy. Skakel was convicted of Moxley's murder in June 2002. The book was adapted for a 2002 television movie starring Christopher Meloni as Fuhrman. In 2001, Fuhrman published Murder in Spokane: Catching a Serial Killer (ISBN: 0060194375), which investigated a serial killer's spree on the West Coast. In 2003, he published Death and Justice: An Expose of Oklahoma's Death Row Machine (ISBN: 0060009179), on the subject of capital punishment.

George Skakel

Rushton Walter Skakel (1923–2003), father of Thomas and Michael Skakel. Patricia Sistine Skakel Cuffe (1925–2000) mother to Ciarán Cuffe of the Green Party. Ethel Skakel Kennedy (born 1928) would go on to marry Robert F. Kennedy in June 1950. Ann Skakel McCooey (born 1933). Rancho Palos Verdes - Ginger Garnett Clark - Google Books. Fight of the Century - Timothy Dumas - Google Books. Murder in Greenwich - Mark Fuhrman, Stephen Weeks - Google Books. Robert Kennedy and His Times - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. - Google Books.

Greenwich, Connecticut

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Murder in Greenwich (2002) - TV Movie about Martha Moxley. TV Nation (1995). National Register of Historic Places listings in Greenwich, Connecticut. History of Greenwich, Connecticut.

David Greene (director)

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A Season in Purgatory (1996) starring Patrick Dempsey. Children of the Dust (1995) starring Sidney Poitier. In the Best Interest of the Child (1990) starring Meg Tilly. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991) starring the Redgrave sisters, Lynn and Vanessa, a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. Liberace: Behind the Music (1988) starring Victor Garber. Inherit the Wind (1988) starring Kirk Douglas and Jason Robards Jr. Circle of Violence (1986) starring Tuesday Weld and River Phoenix; won a Wise Owl Award for Outstanding Television film. Fatal Vision (1984) starring Karl Malden and Eva Marie Saint. Rehearsal for Murder (1982) starring Robert Preston and Lynn Redgrave.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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In January 2003, Kennedy wrote a controversial article in The Atlantic Monthly titled "A Miscarriage of Justice" about the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut. In the article, Kennedy insists that Michael Skakel's indictment "was triggered by an inflamed media, and that an innocent man is now in prison." Skakel and Kennedy are first cousins, as Kennedy's mother and Skakel's father are siblings. Kennedy's article presents the argument that there is more evidence suggesting that Kenneth Littleton, the Skakel family's live-in tutor, killed Moxley. He also calls Dominick Dunne the "driving force" behind Skakel's prosecution.

Craig Sheffer

He also played the main character in the Movie Bliss which starred Sheryl Lee, Terence Stamp and Leigh Taylor-Young Sheffer played Constant Bradley in the 1996 miniseries A Season in Purgatory and Keith Scott on the CW Network series One Tree Hill. Sheffer was a regular for three seasons; his character was killed half way through season 3. He had several guest appearances in season 4. He directed the feature film American Crude, a dark comedy starring Ron Livingston and Rob Schneider, it was released straight to DVD in June 2008. Sheffer had a cameo appearance in the movie Stand Up Guys. In 2016, Sheffer starred alongside Steven Seagal in Code of Honor. * Craig Sheffer cast bio on The WB

Blair Brown

She also appeared in several other programs about the Kennedys, including the 1996 miniseries A Season in Purgatory, which was a thinly veiled portrait of the family, as well as an appearance as Anna Roosevelt in a telefilm about Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Brown is perhaps best known for her five-year run (1987–1991) on the comedy-drama series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Brown played the title role, and she, and the show, earned a small but dedicated following. Brown received five consecutive Emmy Award nominations for each season, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, but never won.

Brian Dennehy

Brian Manion Dennehy (born July 9, 1938) is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, he gained initial recognition for his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood (1982). He has had roles in numerous films including Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Knight of Cups (2015). Dennehy won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Willy Loman in the television film Death of a Salesman (2000).

Patrick Dempsey

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Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is an American actor and racing driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy, starring with Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey). He saw early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in the 1980s, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Loverboy (1989). In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film, such as Outbreak (1995) and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama (2002), a surprise box office hit.

Edward Herrmann

A Season in Purgatory (1996, TV miniseries) as Dr. Shugrue. Soul of the Game (1996) as Branch Rickey. The Practice (1997-1999, TV) as Anderson Pearson. Critical Care (1997) as Robert Payne. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998) as Narrator (voice). Better Living (1998) as Jack. A Civil Action (1998) (unconfirmed, uncredited). History's Lost & Found (1999-2005, TV) as Narrator. Atomic Train (1999, TV) as The President. RKO 281 (1999, TV). Walking Across Egypt (1999) as Rev. Vernon. Oz (2000-2003, TV) as Harrison Beecher. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007) as Richard Gilmore. Double Take (2001) as Charles Allsworth. Down (aka The Shaft) (2001) as Milligan. The Cat's Meow (2001) as W.R. Hearst.

Sherilyn Fenn

Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn; February 1, 1965) is an American actress. She came to attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. She is also known for her roles in Wild at Heart (1990), Of Mice and Men (1992), Boxing Helena (1993) and the television sitcom Rude Awakening (1998–2001).

David Marshall Grant

David Grant
A Season in Purgatory (1996) miniseries. Law & Order episode "Harvest" (29 October 1997) and episode "Shadow" (26 November 1997) as Charlie Harmon. Law & Order Criminal Intent episode "Best Defense" (20 October 2002). The Stepford Wives (2004) as Jerry Harmon. Numb3rs episode "Dirty Bomb" (22 April 2005) as Brent Hauser. CSI: Miami episode "Murder in a Flash" (2005) as Headmaster Brooks. The Devil Wears Prada (2006) as Richard Sachs.

Bonnie Bedelia

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Bonnie Bedelia (born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin, March 25, 1948) is an American actress. She began her career in theatre and during 1960s starred in the CBS daytime soap opera, Love of Life (1961–67), before making her movie debut in The Gypsy Moths (1969).


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An alibi is a form of defense used in criminal procedure wherein the accused attempts to prove that he or she was in some other place at the time the alleged offense was committed. The Criminal Law Deskbook of Criminal Procedure states: "Alibi is different from all of the other defenses; it is based upon the premise that the defendant is truly innocent." In Latin, alibī means "somewhere else."


Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent. The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.