testimony from her friends stating Martha was known to
have snuck out of her house on other occasions. Given
that her mother, Mrs. Moxley, is alleged to have been
intoxicated on the night in question, it seems all too
possible that Martha could have returned home, and
either her mother was never aware, or simply, in an
alcoholic stupor, forgot that Martha had made an
This would mean Martha could have been murdered later that night, perhaps by Tommy. Why, we find ourselves asking again, does a suspect who has been successfully deceiving for many years, suddenly come forth with new, unflattering and potentially incriminating details? Michael did just this when he altered and amended the story he had been telling the police to include the followin. (from the time-line): 11:33 pm--According to John Skakel, as reported to Sutton investigators while under hypnosis on either 1/6/93 or 3/15/93, someone went in or out of the house at this point. "It was changing to 11:33 on the clock radio." John remembers, "Something going on in the mud room." And then "the noise ... the sound of the back door." Questioned again about this point on May 4, 1993, John added: "I didn't hear anything in the kitchen, so whoever it was must not have gone through the kitchen."
11:40 pm--Michael reported to Willis Krebs, during his interview on 8/4/92, that a short time after going to bed, at approximately 11:40 pm, he used the front hallway rear door to exit the house. Krebs reports: "Upon leaving the house, he ran towards Walsh Lane and after passing the Moxley residence, turned right into a driveway, walked to the end and approached a ground floor window of the house. Michael stated that he had been at the house on other occasions to look at the woman who resided therein (name unknown). This woman, on many previous occasions, would not be wearing clothing. On this occasion the woman was lying on a couch wearing some sort of night garment. After looking into the window for a short period of time, he walked to the Moxley's house, climbed a tree and looked into the room he thought was Martha's. He yelled at the window, "Martha, Martha," but there was no response. Michael then stated that he masturbated to orgasm in the tree. After climbing down, he stopped near a street light on Walsh Lane. Michael stated that he felt "someone's presence" in the area where Martha's body was eventually discovered. He yelled "into the darkness" and threw something at the trees. Still fearing what was there he ran back to his house. He crossed in front of his house, and finding all doors locked, climbed to the second floor and entered his room through his bedroom window. He felt he was out of the house between 30 and 45 minutes, arriving home at sometime around 12:30 am. Once in his room, he went to sleep."
It is difficult for anyone to process this information, let alone begin to understand what it may mean. What is Michael trying to tell us? Is this the whole truth? Is this true at all? Michael had told the police he went straight to bed and did not leave the house after returning from the Terrien's [Terriens'] with Rush and Michael [John]. Is it possible that Michael became aware of John's (and others) testimony about someone coming in and out of the house and became alarmed, because it was him? Is this why he felt compelled to come forward with this story? He is telling us that he may have come physically close to the murdered [sp] "someone's presence." This is incredible testimony.