Henry Lee testifies before Moxley grand jury
Associated Press, 11/14/98 01:50

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Renowned forensic scientist Henry Lee has testified before a grand jury investigating the 1975 killing of Greenwich teen-ager Martha Moxley.

Two nephews of Robert F. Kennedy have been identified by authorities as suspects in Moxley's slaying. They are Thomas and Michael Skakel, sons of Rushton Skakel, who is the brother of Ethel Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy's widow. Both Thomas and Michael Skakel have denied involvement in the girl's killing.

Lee spent about an hour behind closed doors Friday answering questions about his work on the Moxley case. Superior Court Judge George Thim was appointed in June as a one-man grand jury in the case.

Lee, who is now the state's public safety commissioner, was director of the State Police Forensic Science Laboratory when he was first brought into the Moxley case after officials announced a reinvestigation in 1991.

In 1994, Lee gave investigators a detailed report on the evidence testing and crime scene reconstruction performed by himself and six other scientists.

Lee told the Greenwich Time that after visiting the crime scene, even two decades after the killing, he was able to establish a more precise sequence of events for investigators.

``As a matter of fact, the investigators think the reconstruction answered a lot of questions they previously didn't have answers to,'' he said Thursday.

The contents of Lee's report were never disclosed. He would not discuss his findings because of the ongoing investigation and the secrecy rules governing the grand jury investigation.

Moxley, 15, was bludgeoned to death with a golf club that was matched to a set owned by the Skakel family.