Private eyes contradict testimony in Skakel trial

Two private investigators claimed Monday that other men responsible for Martha Moxley?s death were in Greenwich the night of her murder. Michael Skakel was convicted in 2002 for Moxley?s 1975 beating

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Apr 23, 2007, 10:11 PM

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Private eyes contradict testimony in Skakel trial
Two private investigators claimed Monday that other men responsible for Martha Moxley?s death were in Greenwich the night of her murder. Michael Skakel was convicted in 2002 for Moxley?s 1975 beating death. He is serving 20 years to life in prison. His attorneys are trying to get a new trial based on a claim by former classmate Tony Bryant that implicates two others in Moxley?s murder. During their testimony, the investigators contradicted a videotaped interview with Bryant's mother in which she says her son was not in Greenwich the night of Moxley's murder. In a videotaped deposition, Bryant has said he was with Adolph Hasbrouck and Burt Tinsley in Moxley's neighborhood the night she was killed. Bryant said that one of the men had met Moxley and "wanted to go caveman on her," and that the two later told him: "We did what we had to do" and "We got her caveman style." All three have invoked their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and are not expected to appear at the hearing. In his deposition, Bryant said his mother had warned him not to get involved in the case or tell authorities about his claim. The victim?s mother, Dorothy, says she hopes the judge does not give the Kennedy cousin a second chance. She also says she's skeptical of the claims that someone else is responsible for murdering her daughter. The prosecution is expected to call numerous witnesses who say they never saw Bryant and his friends in Greenwich. AP wire reports contributed to this story
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