a number of curious details in what Littleton is saying
here. He is self-consciously aware of the significance
of his recollections to the degree he believes Tommy is
being provided with an alibi. He also cites when Tommy
arrived in Mr. Skakel's room in terms of the Greenwich
Police Department's report, as opposed to his own
memory. He implies, as well, that he now knows Tommy's
report was a front. Evidently, Littleton is looking
back at the night of October 30, 1975 through a
filtered and guarded perspective. He is highly aware of
certain investigative details. Littleton has
occasionally left interviewers with the impression he
was trying to learn what was officially known about the
case. With the Sutton Associates investigator who
interviewed him in Boston, Littleton evinced this
tactic to a moderate degree.
On the night of October 30, 1975, Ken recalls going outside because Nanny Sweeney asked him to check on the barking dogs. His recollection is hesitant, but he believes it was about 9:30 pm - soon after The French Connection had started. Going out the front door, he walked right along the circular driveway and stood by the cypress trees. He claims to have heard some "rustling." Interestingly, Littleton told our investigators that the rustling was coming from a spot in the darkness located about twenty-five yards into the back lawn. This could, conceivably, be where we now know, according to Tommy, that Tommy and Martha were having their sexual encounter.
Other aspects of Littleton's testimony, however, confound rather than support other accounts of the night's events. It should be noted, in the following excerpts from the time-line, that Littleton places Tommy back in Mr. Skakel's bedroom, watching The French Connection, before even Tommy says he is there. Other important sections have also been highlighted:
OCTOBER 30, 1975 The following segments provide a general context for information regarding Tommy's activities on the night of Martha Moxley's murder.
9:25 pm to 9:30 pm--Julie, while under hypnosis on 3/5/93, recounts seeing Martha and Tommy together: "Andrea decided she needed to go home, so half way through Ellery Queen, we got up, went out to the car, got in, the car keys weren't in the car so I asked Andrea to go back up to the house and get them. At the same (sic), as my window was down, I could hear Tommy and Martha talking at the back door." (p. 8) "I couldn't hear absolutely clearly, but it seemed like whatever the plans were for that evening, Tommy wasn't interested and he was just going to stay home. I could hear the back door close after Tommy said goodnight to Martha. I could see Martha walking around the back fence and, about the same time that Tommy closed the door, Andrea tried to get in the front door, but she couldn't, so she rang the doorbell. I could see Tommy slowly walking through the kitchen and ... I think looking through the glass to see who it was." Julie also recalls that Ken Littleton was there. (p. 8-9)
9:30 pm--According to Jim Terrien, interviewed 9/23/93, this is approximately the time he left the Skakel residence for his house with Rush, John, and Michael. He recalls that Rush drove the Skakel's Lincoln. Before leaving, he remembers seeing Tommy at the front door.
--Under hypnosis, on either 1/6/93 or 3/15/93, John Skakel recalls being in the car with Rush and