Oxygen Presents A Three-Night Event with "Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley"
Hosted by Laura Coates on Saturday, June 15, at 7PM ET/PT
Series explores one of the most captivating murder cases of the 20th century
New York, NY - June 7, 2019 - Oxygen, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents a compelling three-part event series, "Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley" beginning Saturday, June 15 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by former federal prosecutor and on-air legal analyst Laura Coates, the series re-explores the infamous murder of Martha Moxley by taking a 360-degree look at the case's original evidence, testing new theories that examine potentially overlooked clues with help from some of the world's preeminent crime experts. Through new and exclusive interviews with those connected to the case, including former LAPD Homicide Detective Mark Fuhrman, trial defense attorney Mickey Sherman and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., as well as conversations with Martha's loved ones, Coates revisits the investigation and its aftermath in an attempt to understand the question that remains: Why has justice been so elusive for the Moxley family after so many years? For a sneak peek, please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/murder-and-justice-the-case-of-martha-moxley/season-1/videos/murder-and-justice-the-case-of-martha
On October 30, 1975, 15-year old Martha Moxley was found brutally murdered beneath a tree on her own front lawn in the exclusive community of Greenwich, Connecticut. Following her death, the investigation was stalled for 23 years before an individual was arrested and pulled into the limelight: Michael Skakel, who was Martha's neighbor at the time of her death and a cousin to the famous Kennedy family. In 2002, Skakel was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years-to-life, amid a media firestorm that shocked the nation. In 2013 however, after 11 years of appeals, a judge ruled that Skakel's original trial lawyer did not provide a competent defense and reversed his conviction. A deep look at the trial re-examines how prosecutors secured a conviction that was ultimately overturned. With a prominent family at the center of a roller coaster case, the series explores the effects that money, privilege and media frenzy can have on a quest for justice. As of 2018, the heartbroken Moxley family is still holding its breath for answers.
"Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley" is produced by MadWest Content with Josh Murphy, C. Russell Muth and Nicholas Greene serving as executive producers.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship "Snapped" franchise, "Cold Justice," "Killer Couples," "Criminal Confessions," and breakout hit event series such as "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway," "Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks," and "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered." Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.