ABC: Prosecutors seek new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, former Loblolly resident


Michael Skakel (Source: ABC)

Whether Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel should get a new trial or be sent back to prison for a 1975 murder is going before Connecticut’s highest court.

(Former Loblolly resident) Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, was freed on $1.2 million bail in 2013 after a lower court judge ordered a new trial after finding that Skakel’s trial attorney failed to adequately represent him.

State prosecutors are expected to ask the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to reinstate the 2002 murder conviction against Skakel in the bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley when they were teenage neighbors in wealthy Greenwich.

He had been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

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