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Michael Skakel
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    (September 19, 1960- )
    Born in Greenwich, Connecticut
    Nephew of Ethel Kennedy
    Convicted in 2002 of having killed fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley (October 30, 1975)
    Case inspired the books 'A Season in Purgatory' by Dominick Dunne and 'Murder in Greenwich' by Mark Fuhrman
    Growing up, he bullied other kids and killed small animals.
    His sister Julie said, 'Michael scares me to death.'
    Moxley was bludgeoned to death with the six iron from a rare set of Tony Penna golf clubs; the Skakels owned a set of Tony Penna clubs and the six iron was missing when police searched the house.
    He was convicted of DUI (1978) and sent to Elan School for treatment for alcoholism.
    According to another Elan resident, Skakel bragged, 'I'm going to get away with murder. I'm a Kennedy.'
    He was dyslexic.
    His alcoholism began after his mother died of brain cancer (1973).
    Cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said he was 'the runt of the litter with a harsh and occasionally violent alcoholic father who both ignored and abused him.'
    He competed on the international speed skiing circuit and came closing to making the US team for the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France (1992).

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