Skakel seeks release; attorneys say incarceration 'miscarriage of justice'
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Nurse defies Maine quarantine in standoff over Ebola
- Terminally ill woman may delay planned Nov. 1 suicide
- Museum saves part of bomber plant
- Ferguson grand jury cleared in leaks about police shooting of black teenager
- Hawaii’s National Guard sent to lava flow site
- Botched probe of suspected arms dealer echoed Fast and Furious, watchdog finds
- Inmate freed in landmark case
- Democratic areas flush with transportation grants
- D.C. closer to legalizing sale of pot
- Wash. shooting survivor has jaw surgery
- Gray wolf sighting reported at Grand Canyon