interviewed on 8/26/92, she received a call
from Julie Skakel at approximately 12:00 am. She says
Julie asked her: "Do you know where Martha Moxley is?
She never made it home."
Now, obviously, Andrea could be confused about the time. Yet, Julie never mentions calling Andrea at all. I don't think Andrea could be completely making this up. Why has Julie omitted reference to this occurrence? I also don't think it is likely Andrea would be off by an entire hour and a half in terms of placing the call. This is all very curious.
One direction this detail leads us in is that Julie is willfully covering for Tommy. That, I understand, is a big leap to make. On the most basic level, however, we need to know, if the call really happened, how Julie would have known that Martha was missing at 12:00 am. Also, if she [^] making such a call, who was in the house at the time? Was Tommy in bed? Where was Michael? Was Rush back home?
Obviously, we're not going to be interviewing Julie this Monday. However, this issue should be raised with Tommy, and implications should be made. See how he reacts to the possibilities. Ask speculative questions. Didn't you feel like calling Martha at home the next day to see if she was okay, or if she'd been grounded for violating her curfew? Wouldn't you say it is odd that you didn't try and reach her?
Also, why did Tommy lie to his sister and Mrs. Moxley when he would know that, eventually, Martha would tell the truth. If she wouldn't tell her mother, she would, at the very least, tell her girlfriends. In other words, if Tommy didn't know that Martha had been murdered it was stupid and futile of him to lie about staying with her that night, because it would soon come out.
This is a crucial point that must be raised with him at the appropriate time. This all but proves that Tommy must have known Martha was dead when he spoke to Julie at 1:30 am. And I don't have to tell you that if Tommy knew Martha was dead at that point, it was because he was involved in her murder.