Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Day Mary Jo Kopechne Died

On this day, 50-years ago, Mary Jo Kopechne died. She had been riding with the married Ted Kennedy when he plunged his Oldsmobile into a pond at Chappaquiddick Island. Kennedy did not report the accident for 10-hours. Kennedy received a two-month suspended sentence, and had his license suspended for a year for his actions.

Meanwhile Mary Jo Kopechne did not live to see her 29th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. My aunt worked with Ted Kennedy on the Judicial Committee. I made a joke about how anything that he was for was wrong. She didn't like that at all. She was a good woman. I can only assume that Ted was a charming piece of shit.