Skakel Bond Hearing Set For Thursday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Michael Skakel is expected to be released from prison this week while prosecutors appeal a ruling granting him a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley.

Skakel, the 53-year-old nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy, has spent more than 11 years in prison.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Stamford Superior Court for Skakel, who has been serving 20 years to life.

Robert Kennedy Jr. says he feels “pure joy” over the prospect of his cousin being released.

Judge Thomas Bishop ruled last month that Skakel’s trial attorney failed to adequately represent Skakel in 2002 when he was convicted in Moxley’s golf club bludgeoning in wealthy Greenwich when they were 15.

Moxley’s mother, Dorthy, says she remains convinced Skakel is guilty.

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