And Justice For All

For more than two decades Detective David Reichert has devoted his time to the "Green River Killer" case.Over the years the Green River Killer has murdered at least 49 women, possibly close to 90.The killer received his name after the bodies of two victims found in the Green River in Seattle.Bodies were continuously found, each one more taunting to the cops.The killer consistently used prostitutes as his victims.The killings began in 1982, and by 1983 a man named Gary Ridgway was linked to the murders.Witnesses said Ridgway picked up Marie Malvar, 18, who later turned up missing.Earlier that same year he was arrested for soliciting a female police officer posing as a prostitute.Ridgway was interviewed and denied everything; police later released him.Bodies continued to surface, but every lead turned out to be a dead end.In February 1984 a prostitute came forward and told police Gary Ridgway had tried to strangle her two years before.The cops pursued Ridgway as a suspect, but there was not enough evidence to convict him.Years passed with no new leads until 2001 when Reichert, now sheriff, suggested using new DNA technology.Reichert's suspicions were confirmed; the DNA from previous crime scenes matched that of Gary Ridgway.Ridgway was charged with murder and prosecutors will seek the death penalty in court. Finally justice will be achieved. (McCarthy 56-63)
The quiet, upscale neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut is not the place crimes are committed.That changed on Halloween of 1975; the body of 15-year-old Martha Moxley was found under a tree in the Moxley's yard.Martha was beaten and stabbed repeatedly with a golf club.She had last been seen with her neighbors Tommy and Michael Skakel.Many people believe the case was not intensely pursued because the Skakels were cousins of the Kennedy family.The case was looked over, few suspects were named, and before

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