So, soon enough there will be a media frenzy happening in Connecticut. Here are the details in the New York Post.
Michael Skakel, who had been convicted of that murder, has been granted a new trial.
One reason why is that, in a 4 to 3 decision, the judges on the CT Supreme Court decided the defense by outsized lawyer Mickey Sherman was inadequate. Incidentally, Sherman also has spent time in prison because of funny business with his taxes. But he managed to get back his license post-release.
But Skakel's life hasn't been the only one affected by that famous murder on Devil's Night in village of the rich and powerful - Greenwich, Connecticut.
The tutor at the time in the Skakel household - Kenneth Littleton - had been a suspect. However, many of those following the case don't see motive there.
The New York Times published a major feature on how his life entered and remained in a downward spiral. The details, however, are fascinating. And they likely will be introduced in the next trial if the defense creates the theory of another murderer.
In Florida, for example, Littleton attempted to pass himself off as a Kennedy. Also, law enforcement reports that he confessed murdering Moxley to his wife.
Another person whose life will never be the same, of course, is Martha's mother Dorothy. She is dismayed to hear that the conviction of Skakel has been thrown out. The extremes of her suffering could emerge again as members of the media follow preparations for a new trial. Eventually, she had decided to relocate from her home in Greenwich.
The last big legal media event in CT had been the trials of the two thugs who murdered three members of the Petit family in a home invasion. The senseless killings were compared to the ones captured forever in Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood."
But the most recent tragedies were the slaughter of very young children in Newtown by Adam Lanza and the death of three young girls and their grandparents in a Christmas fire. The latter occurred in the Stamford house of ad executive Madonna Badger.
Meanwhile, the suffering which is making current headlines is financial. The old economic order is crumbling and taking with it financial security, especially about retiring.
The megawatt example is the typical GE retiree who is doomed to find some kind of work. The GE stock has nosedived and it could be a long time before it rebounds. In addition, because GE is moving out of CT to the Boston area many of those retirees can't sell their houses.
The universe has not been smiling on CT for a long long time. Several displaced professionals over-50 whom I coach began their reversal of fortune during The Great Recession. Currently they are struggling to start over on a fresh career path.
The Great Diaspora also is in play. In early April 2014, I took the exit ramp out of New Haven, CT and headed west to a lower-cost, less careerist region of the USA. I haven't looked back. Since then, many have joined me. Others ask me if I think that they could adjust to earning a living outside the Northeast Corridor. The answer: That depends.
BTW. the novel "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" was set in Westport, CT. It captures the professional alienation of a human being who takes the Metro North daily to write speeches in Manhattan.
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