FauxPolitik

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Yikes: I'll take your "Skakel" post as being simply musings on the circumstances, and not any of your own feelings on the matter (which I would like to hear). I can't imagine that "closure" for the Greenwich townfolk is paramount here. As for what Skakel knows, I imagine it is possible, when a murder happens in your backyard (so to speak), that you have more insight, know the characters, etc. But how does that affect Skakel's fate? If the police believe he knows something, he should be charged with conspiracy after the fact, but not murder. Do you suppose that the prosecutors might have thought a murder charge could get him to rat on his brother (or anyone else), and then pressed the charge when he didn't talk?

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