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Skakel seeks release; attorneys say incarceration 'miscarriage of justice'

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By The Associated Press
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 8:51 p.m.
 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Keeping Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in prison while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley “would be a miscarriage of justice of the highest order,” his attorneys said on Monday.

Skakel's attorney, Hubert Santos, wrote in a legal brief that a judge who overturned Skakel's murder conviction last week has the authority to grant him bail.

Connecticut Judge Thomas Bishop ruled that Skakel's trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to adequately represent him in 2002 when he was found guilty in Moxley's golf club bludgeoning. Skakel and Moxley were 15-year-old neighbors in wealthy Greenwich at the time of her death.

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