Episode 282:

MFM Guest Host Picks #5: Scotty Landes

The Oakland County Child Killer


The Martha Moxley Murder Case


Episode 282: MFM Guest Host Picks #5: Scotty Landes

Throughout the months of June and July, Exactly Right family members will be guest hosting My Favorite Murder! Each week a guest host will pick their favorite stories from Karen and Georgia. Today's episode is hosted by Scotty Landes, co-host of Bananas on Exactly Right. Scotty covers the stories of the Oakland County Child Killer (Episode 3) and the Martha Moxley Murder Case (Episode 5).

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The Oakland County Child Killer

The Oakland County Child Killer Notes:

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"The Oakland County Child Killer (OCCK) is the name given to the perpetrator(s) responsible for the serial killings of at least four children in Oakland County, Michigan, United States, between 1976 and 1977. The victims were held captive before being killed, and forensic DNA testing has indirectly implicated two suspects, one of whom has since died, with the other serving life in prison for offenses against children. A DNA profile created from samples taken from some of the victims' bodies is from the main perpetrator, but does not match the DNA of anyone named in connection with the case; the perpetrator's identity is unknown..."

— Source: The Oakland Country Child Killer Wikipedia

The Martha Moxley Murder Case

The Martha Moxley Murder Case Notes:

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"Martha Elizabeth Moxley (August 16, 1960 – October 30, 1975) was a 15-year-old American high school student from Greenwich, Connecticut who was murdered in 1975. She was last seen alive spending time at the home of the Skakel family, across the street from her home in Belle Haven. Michael Skakel, also 15 at the time, was convicted in 2002 of murdering Moxley and was sentenced to 20 years to life. In 2013, he was granted a new trial by a Connecticut judge who ruled that his counsel had been inadequate; Skakel was then released on $1.2 million bail. On December 30, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4–3 to reinstate Skakel's conviction. The Connecticut Supreme Court reversed itself on May 4, 2018 and ordered a new trial. On October 30, 2020, the state of Connecticut announced it would not retry Skakel for Moxley's murder.

The case attracted worldwide publicity, as Skakel is a nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, the widow of Senator Robert F. Kennedy..."

— Source: Murder of Martha Moxley Wikipedia