went outside at around 11:40 pm that night and
masturbated outside Martha's window? Why, if Martha was
not raped, were her panties rolled down, exposing her
in a vulgar manner? What was the murderer trying to say
by leaving her in this position?
What does this all mean?
Tommy probably knew, before going to sleep that night, that Martha was murdered by his brother Michael. That's why he lied to Julie when she first woke him up. Moreover, Tommy was gripped with guilt for having precipitated his brother's actions. Tommy had no great love for Martha. To him, unfortunately, she was a piece of ass. Tommy felt guilty for having pushed his brother over the edge. Tommy probably could have rationalized that it was Martha's fault anyway.
So he helped his brother. In a way, he was helping himself too.
Mark #5 10:32 pm The chase scene from The French Connection concluded. Accepting their respective stories, we have Tommy and Ken pinned down at this point. From this point, forward, however, Tommy is not again pinned down until, at least, over an hour later. Littleton is not accounted for at all until the next morning.
Imagine, at some point, after leaving Littleton in the master bedroom, Tommy encounters Michael. He [WW] brother is covered in blood, incoherent, hysterical. He is in a state of shock. At first, Tommy probably could not even believe what Michael was trying to tell him. Possibly, Tommy went out to see the body for himself before accepting what had happened. From that point, he made his decision. He may have even helped move the body to the more discrete final resting place under the tree. We know from the Academy Report that the murderer returned to the body, at some point, and inflicted the post-mortem through-the-neck-wounds. We also know that, somehow, the shaft of the golf club was hidden. The crime scene, in short, was cleaned up to protect the guilty.
It is possible, as well, that Littleton and Jim Terrien were made aware of what transpired, and complied with a cover-up to protect Michael. Terrien gives a highly transparent and convenient alibi for his whereabouts after 11:00 pm that night. He says he was with a married woman having a sexual encounter, and will not say who that woman is unless he is called in to testify before a grand jury. Absurd. Terrien could have come to the Skakel residence and helped Tommy clean things up. At the very least, Terrien is the most outspoken in asserting that Michael was with him from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm. From what we can tell, that's covering up right there.
And let's imagine that Littleton, in one way or another, is exposed to what happened. Tommy and Jim Terrien could have coerced him into cooperating with words to the following effect: If you ever come forward about any of this, it will be our word against yours. We will say you were an active participant. We will have the best representation money can by [WW] . We will have the support and resources of the Kennedy as well as the Skakel family. What will you have? Whether you like it or not, you are now a party to this. If you do not maintain your silence, you will be