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Framed

Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commit

The New York Times bestseller – now in paperback, with a new afterword
“A must-read for those who care about justice and integrity in our public institutions.” —Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq.

The Definitive Story of One of the Most Infamous Murders of the Twentieth Century and the Heartbreaking Miscarriage of Justice That Followed

On Halloween, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley’s body was found brutally murdered outside her home in swanky Greenwich, Connecticut. Twenty-seven years after her death, the State of Connecticut spent some $25 million to convict her friend and neighbor, Michael Skakel, of the murder. The trial ignited a media firestorm that transfixed the nation. Now Skakel’s cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., solves the baffling whodunit and clears Michael Skakel’s name.
In this revised edition, which includes developments following the Connecticut Supreme Court decision, Kennedy chronicles how Skakel was railroaded amidst a media frenzy and a colorful cast of characters—from a crooked cop and a narcissistic defense attorney to a parade of perjuring witnesses.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the nation's leading environmental activists. His writing has been included in anthologies of America's best crime writing, best science writing, and best political writing. He is president of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world's largest clean water advocacy group; a professor of environmental litigation at Pace University Law School in White Plains, NY; and a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Mr. Kennedy is a former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. He cohosts thre weekly radio show Ring of Fire.

“If you think you know about this case, you don’t. If you think that this case ended in justice being served, it didn’t. I was literally left both speechless and enraged while reading this book and learning what actually happened.” – Mark Geragos, Esq., noted criminal defense attorney

"Kennedy presents a compelling, methodical case… Americans interested in justice should be captivated by this book." – Bill O'Reilly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A must read for those who care about justice and integrity in our public institutions." – Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq.

“This account will shock and astound those who read the press reports of the case at the time… It is deeply researched, bitingly written, and entirely convincing.” – Stuart Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“An exciting page turner.” – Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center

"An awful, awful story brilliantly told." – Martin Garbus, Esq., author of Courting Disaster

“With Capote-like precision, Kennedy tells his gripping story of an innocent man caught up in a Kafkaesque nightmare of a corrupt prosecution and a disastrously inept criminal defense." – Michael Shapiro, Esq.

“Mandatory reading for anyone who cares about truth, individual rights, and the corruption of justice in America.” – Joe Cheshire, Esq., attorney in the Duke Lacrosse case

"A powerful story that grabbed me in the first few pages and wouldn’t let go." – Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Easy Innocence

“Kennedy not only makes a compelling case that Skakel is innocent, he provides persuasive evidence of the identity of the true killers.” – Dick DeGuerin, Esq., one of “America’s Top Lawyers”

"A riveting true story of a life turned upside down… a page-turner." – Shawn Holley, Esq, defense attorney

"A masterpiece…a riveting narrative of greed, hubris, envy, and sloth.” – Anne Bremner, Esq, defense counsel in Amanda Knox’s Italian murder trial

"This book is a must-read for anyone who has been interested in the Martha Moxley case. It is also an important illustration for us all that miscarriages of justice can and do occur when the need for results, power, fame, and money supersede the need for justice." - Ann Marie Palladino, Book Review Blogger, "Lit. Wit. Wine & Dine."

“If you think you know about this case, you don’t. If you think that this case ended in justice being served, it didn’t. I was literally left both speechless and enraged while reading this book and learning what actually happened.” – Mark Geragos, Esq., noted criminal defense attorney

"Kennedy presents a compelling, methodical case… Americans interested in justice should be captivated by this book." – Bill O'Reilly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A must read for those who care about justice and integrity in our public institutions." – Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq.

“This account will shock and astound those who read the press reports of the case at the time… It is deeply researched, bitingly written, and entirely convincing.” – Stuart Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“An exciting page turner.” – Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center

"An awful, awful story brilliantly told." – Martin Garbus, Esq., author of Courting Disaster

“With Capote-like precision, Kennedy tells his gripping story of an innocent man caught up in a Kafkaesque nightmare of a corrupt prosecution and a disastrously inept criminal defense." – Michael Shapiro, Esq.

“Mandatory reading for anyone who cares about truth, individual rights, and the corruption of justice in America.” – Joe Cheshire, Esq., attorney in the Duke Lacrosse case

"A powerful story that grabbed me in the first few pages and wouldn’t let go." – Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Easy Innocence

“Kennedy not only makes a compelling case that Skakel is innocent, he provides persuasive evidence of the identity of the true killers.” – Dick DeGuerin, Esq., one of “America’s Top Lawyers”

"A riveting true story of a life turned upside down… a page-turner." – Shawn Holley, Esq, defense attorney

"A masterpiece…a riveting narrative of greed, hubris, envy, and sloth.” – Anne Bremner, Esq, defense counsel in Amanda Knox’s Italian murder trial

"This book is a must-read for anyone who has been interested in the Martha Moxley case. It is also an important illustration for us all that miscarriages of justice can and do occur when the need for results, power, fame, and money supersede the need for justice." - Ann Marie Palladino, Book Review Blogger, "Lit. Wit. Wine & Dine."