Michael Skakel posts $1.2 million bail, freed after decade in prison

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Bail was set at $1.2 million Thursday for Michael Skakel, the Kennedy cousin sent to prison in 2002 for killing a neighbor in Greenwich, Conn., years earlier.

Judge won't hear bail request for Michael Skakel

VERNON, Conn., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge Wednesday lifted the stay on his ruling that Michael Skakel should have a new trial in the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley.
Lawyers debate bail for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel

Lawyers debate bail for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel

VERNON, Conn., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Connecticut judge who threw out the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is now considering whether to grant him bail.

Ethel Kennedy's nephew wins new trial for 1975 killing

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge Wednesday ordered a new trial for Kennedy relative Michael Skakel, ruling the lawyer who defended him in 2002 was ineffective.

Kennedy clan member's trial lawyer defends methods

ROCKVILLE, Conn., April 16 (UPI) -- The trial lawyer for Michael Skakel, a Kennedy clan member challenging his murder conviction, defended his defense of Skakel in a Connecticut court Tuesday.

John Skakel to seek new trial for 1975 killing of Martha Moxley

GREENWICH, Conn., April 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers said they will ask for a new trial for Michael Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, in the 1975 slaying of Martha Moxley in Connecticut.

Mother vows to fight Skakel's parole

SUFFIELD, Conn., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The mother of a girl beaten to death in 1975 says she will do whatever she can to keep Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel behind bars.

Kennedy nephew asks for prison reduction

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Connecticut lawyers argued Tuesday for a reduction in the 20-year prison sentence of convicted killer Michael Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy.
Kennedy cousin denied new homicide trial

Kennedy cousin denied new homicide trial

HARTFORD, Conn., April 12 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court Monday refused to grant a new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, convicted of murdering his 15-year-old neighbor.

Skakel sentenced in Moxley slaying

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday sentenced Kennedy kin Michael Skakel, 41, to 20 years to life in prison for the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley when they were 15-year-old neighbors in Greenwich, Conn. The judge imposed the sentence after Skakel again denied he co

Jury convicts Skakel of Moxley murder

NORWALK, Conn., June 7 (UPI) --

Skakel defense rests in Moxley death

NORWALK, Conn., May 28 (UPI) --

Witnesses: Skakel peeping at Moxley

NORWALK, Conn., May 21 (UPI) -- Kennedy kin Michael Skakel admitted he was masturbating in a tree outside Martha Moxley's bedroom the night she was killed, according to two witnesses at his trial in Connecticut. The trial of Ethel Kennedy's nephew, accused of killing Moxley in 1975, ent

Witness: Skakel admitted killing Moxley

NORWALK, Conn., May 17 (UPI) -- Prosecutors planned to present more testimony Friday that Kennedy kin Michael Skakel admitted to fellow students at a school for troubled youth he killed Martha Moxley. Skakel is on trial on charges he killed Moxley when both were 15-year-old neighbors in

State decides not to call Skakel brother

NORWALK, Conn., May 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors reportedly have decided not to call Thomas Skakel to testify Tuesday at the trial of his younger brother, Kennedy kin Michael Skakel, in the 1975 slaying of Martha Moxley. Michael Skakel is accused of killing Moxley with a golf club when both
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Martha Moxley

Martha Elizabeth Moxley (August 16, 1960 – October 30 or 31, 1975) was a fifteen-year-old murder victim in a case that attracted worldwide publicity due to a "Kennedy connection".

Born in San Francisco, California to Dorthy and David Moxley, Martha and her family moved to Belle Haven, an exclusive section of Greenwich, Connecticut, in the summer of 1974, where she lived until her violent death 15 months later. Her group of friends included neighbors Thomas and Michael Skakel, nephews of Ethel Kennedy.

On the evening of October 30, 1975, Moxley left with friends to attend a Halloween party at the Skakel home, one block away. According to friends, Moxley began flirting with and eventually kissed Thomas Skakel. Moxley was last seen "falling together behind the fence" near the pool in the Skakel backyard at around 9:30 p.m.

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