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Mickey Sherman (Courtesy Stamford Advocate/Jason Rearick/Pool Photo)

Former Skakel Attorney Defends Himself

VERNON, Conn. (AP) _ The attorney who represented Michael Skakel during his Connecticut murder trial in 2002 took the stand Friday and defended the work he did for the Kennedy cousin, while also saying he […]

04/27/2013

Michael Skakel (Jessica Hill/AP/Pool Photo)

Sherman Continues Testimony In Skakel Appeal Proceedings

A Connecticut trial attorney has defended his decision not to have Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel testify at his 2002 murder trial, saying he has a temper.

04/18/2013

Michael Skakel (Jessica Hill/AP/Pool Photo)

Former Skakel Lawyer Defends Strategy In 2002 Trial

Michael Skakel’s former attorney says he was reluctant to call experts at times during Skakel’s 2002 murder trial because he worried about a perception that as a rich man he could “just buy experts.”

04/16/2013

Michael Skakel, left, is hushed by his attorney Hubert Santos, right, after speaking out of turn in court in Middletown, Conn., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.  Skakel is seeking a reduction in his sentence of 20 years to life in prison for killing his neighbor Martha Moxley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, Pool)

Skakel Heads Back to Court

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is trying to get his 2002 murder conviction overturned by arguing that his trial attorney failed to competently defend him against weak evidence, reigniting a long […]

04/14/2013

Michael Skakel (Jessica Hill/AP/Pool Photo)

Judge Dismisses Part Of Skakel Appeal

A judge has thrown out two claims in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s latest appeal of his 2002 murder conviction that argues his trial attorney did a poor job, but allowed the rest of the appeal to head to trial.

03/05/2013

Michael Skakel, left, is hushed by his attorney Hubert Santos, right, after speaking out of turn in court in Middletown, Conn., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.  Skakel is seeking a reduction in his sentence of 20 years to life in prison for killing his neighbor Martha Moxley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, Pool)

Judges: Skakel Sentence Stands

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has lost his bid for a reduction in his prison sentence of 20 years to life for a 1975 killing.

03/05/2012

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