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Kennedy Cousin, Now Exonerated, Is Suing

Michael Skakel wants lead investigator, Connecticut town of Greenwich to pay

(Newser) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel , whose conviction in the 1970s murder of a Connecticut teen was overturned, is suing the lead police investigator and the town of Greenwich for alleged malicious prosecution, civil rights violations, and other claimed wrongdoing. Skakel, 63, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy,...

45 Years to the Day of the Murder, a Break for Skakel

There will be no retrial for Kennedy cousin accused of killing Martha Moxley in 1975

(Newser) - A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel won't face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. said...

Supreme Court Won't Take Kennedy Clan Murder Case

It leaves in place decision that vacated Michael Skakel's murder conviction

(Newser) - The Supreme Court announced Monday that it's leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley, who lived across the street from the Skakel family in Greenwich, Conn., and whose...

Court Reverses Itself in Kennedy Clan Murder Case

Connecticut Supreme Court vacates conviction of Michael Skakel

(Newser) - The infamous murder case involving Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has just taken another, and perhaps final, turn. Connecticut's Supreme Court on Friday vacated his murder conviction in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley, ruling 4-3 that his defense team did a lousy job representing him, reports the Hartford ...

Kennedy Cousin's Murder Conviction Reinstated

Michael Skakel expected to go back to prison

(Newser) - Connecticut's highest court has reinstated the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, the AP reports. Skakel, who was convicted in 2002 of bludgeoning his neighbor Martha Moxley to death when both were 15 years old in 1975, had his conviction overturned in 2013 when a Superior Court judge...

Kennedy Cousin Back in Court Over 1975 Murder

Lawyer argues Michael Skakel didn't get a 'fair shake'

(Newser) - More than 40 years ago, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was found beaten to death near her home in the exclusive community of Belle Haven in Greenwich, Conn. On Wednesday, the lawyer for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who was convicted in 2002 of murdering her, told a panel of six Connecticut Supreme...

Kennedy Cousin Granted Bail
 Kennedy Cousin Granted Bail 

Kennedy Cousin Granted Bail

Michael Skakel expected to be released shortly

(Newser) - The Kennedy cousin convicted of murdering his neighbor in 1975 will soon be free on bail. Michael Skakel was granted bail of $1.2 million today, and he was expected to be freed shortly, the AP reports. He'll have to stay in Connecticut and wear a GPS tracker, the...

Kennedy Relative Skakel Wins New Trial in 1975 Killing

Now 52, he was convicted of murdering a 15-year-old girl

(Newser) - A judge today granted a new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, ruling his attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002 of killing his teenage neighbor in 1975 with a golf club. The ruling marked a dramatic reversal after years of unsuccessful appeals by Skakel,...

Kennedy Cousin Denied New Murder Trial

Connecticut Supreme Court rejects Michael Skakel's new argument

(Newser) - The Connecticut supreme court has again upheld Michael Skakel's 2002 murder conviction in the 1975 killing of the Kennedy cousin's neighbor. Skakel, 49, is serving 20 years to life for beating 15-year-old Martha Moxley to death with a golf club. The state's high court also upheld his conviction in 2006,...

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