By Donald Frederick Nelson
On July 18, 1969, Ted Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile 88 off Dike Bridge and into Poucha Pond in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts, after an evening of partying in within reach Edgartown. Kennedy was once unhurt and back to Edgartown as though not anything had occurred. His cousin Joe Gargan used to be reportedly prepared to take the rap for the ruin, yet he was once not likely to be held accountable for a death!
In the morning, a physique used to be found within the again seat of the sunken car—the physique of Mary Jo Kopechne, one of many six single girls on the celebration the evening prior to. The Edgartown police leader charged Kennedy with leaving the scene of an coincidence that triggered own harm. Kennedy pleaded accountable to prevent an ordeal, yet his sentence was once suspended. the general public didn't comprehend this “accident,” and so they demanded solutions. The district lawyer, Edmund Dinis, introduced an inquest, however the complaints have been closed to the public.
The secret surrounding this incident nonetheless baffles a few to this present day. Why was once Kopechne within the rear seat? Why didn’t Kennedy demand aid after the crash? Why did Kennedy flee to Edgartown? Why used to be Rosemary Keough’s purse present in the submerged, inverted motor vehicle at the ceiling of the front-seat compartment? probably, because the writer proposes, there's an alternate conception that might solution all of those questions.
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