the chase scene." The chase scene began at exactly
10:05 pm--Sometime soon after the Ellery Queen show concluded at 10:00, Julie, before being put under hypnosis on 3/5/93, recalls speaking with someone in the kitchen. She believes it may have been Ken Littleton. Under hypnosis, she says, "I'm sure it's Ken." She remembers asking him where everyone was, and then correcting him on the pronunciation of "Terrien." "I did not stay there long." (p. 11-12) Julie states, under hypnosis, that she did not know, at that point, where Tommy was. (p. 13)
10:10 pm--From Folio 29, Mr. Bjork, interviewed on 11/1/75, reports letting his dog out at this time.
10:17 pm--According to Tommy Skakel, from his interview on 10/7/93 [footnote 1] with Willis Krebs, this is the approximate time he joined Ken Littleton in the master bedroom to watch The French Connection--approximately five minutes before the chase scene began at 10:23 pm. After the conclusion of the chase scene, Tommy says he went to the kitchen for food.
10:30 pm--At roughly around this time, Steven [Stephen] Skakel recalls during his interview under hypnosis on 5/4/93, that he heard the Ix dog, Socks, [Zock] barking. In addition, he remembers hearing a young woman, either "Helen or Martha," laughing behind the pool.
10:32 pm--This is when the chase scene from The French Connection would have concluded, and when, according to Ken Littleton, interviewed by Willis Krebs, Tommy left the master bedroom (p. 7).
Some important questions raised by the time-line excerpts: Julie says she saw Ken by the front door at around 9:25 pm-9:30 pm. Littleton says he wasn't there. The significance of this one detail could be negligible, but it marks the beginning of larger conflicts in testimony between Julie and Ken Littleton.
Could the crouched person Julie saw in the bushes by the kitchen at 9:50 pm have been Ken Littleton? His whereabouts are not yet accounted for at the time. Julie needs to be questioned as to where, if she was aware, Ken was when she entered the house after dropping Andrea off.
Could the person Officer Morganti saw at 10:00 pm have been Littleton? Morganti's description is certainly approximate. However, at around 10:05, Julie recalls, in compellingly specific detail, having a conversation with Littleton in the kitchen. We may not know where Ken Littleton was between 9:50 and 10:05, but it seems unlikely he was all over the place. He denies even speaking with Julie, but her testimony is strong. She fixes him in the kitchen at 10:05, appearing fairly normal. Had Littleton committed the murder at the time fixed by police and The Academy Group, it would have been extremely difficult for him to have handled the necessary post-murder precautions and rectifications without detection from Julie, or anyone else in the household. Specifically, The Academy Group and certain medical experts are of the opinion, as