By Waldemar Neto
By Waldemar Neto
By Bridget B. Striker,Donald E. Clare Jr.,Jennifer Gregory,C. Adam Harke,Melinda Sartwell
By Verónica Castillo-Muñoz
By Carol Turner
By Charles P. Kirkland
By Bryan Shih,Yohuru Williams,Peniel E. Joseph
By Richard F. Hamilton
By Tony Maclachlan
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 again to Edgartown as though not anything had occurred. His cousin Joe Gargan was once reportedly prepared to take the rap for the break, yet he was once not likely to be held answerable for a death!
In the morning, a physique was once came upon within the again seat of the sunken car—the physique of Mary Jo Kopechne, one of many six single girls on the social gathering the evening ahead of. The Edgartown police leader charged Kennedy with leaving the scene of an coincidence that prompted own damage. Kennedy pleaded accountable to prevent an ordeal, yet his sentence used to be 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 today. Why was once Kopechne within the rear seat? Why didn’t Kennedy demand aid after the crash? Why did Kennedy flee to Edgartown? Why was once Rosemary Keough’s purse present in the submerged, inverted motor vehicle at the ceiling of the front-seat compartment? maybe, because the writer proposes, there's another idea that will solution all of those questions.
By Historic Saluda Committee