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Michael Skakel during a hearing in Rockville Superior court Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Vernon, Conn., to determine if he can be released while awaiting a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, Pool)

Stamford Court To Be Asked To Determine Skakel Bail

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel remains behind bars. A judge in Rockville Superior Court today heard arguments on Skakel’s request for freedom while he awaits a new trial on charges in the death of his Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley in 1975, when both were teenagers.

11/06/2013

Michael Skakel (Stamford Advocate/Jason Rearick, Pool Photo)

Arguments Next Week On Whether Skakel May Be Released On Bond

A Superior Court A Connecticut judge has scheduled a hearing for arguments on whether he has the authority to release Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel from prison while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley.

10/31/2013

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 Prosecution Says It Will Appeal Both New Trial Order And Bond Request

Prosecutors will appeal a judge’s decision granting a new trial to Michael Skakel in the 1875 murder of his neighbor Martha Moxley, and also will appeal a request for bond filed by Skakel’s attorneys.

10/24/2013

Stamford Advocate/Jason Rearick, Pool Photo

New Trial Granted For Michael Skakel

A Connecticut judge has granted a new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, ruling his attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002 of killing his neighbor in 1975.

10/23/2013

Michael Skakel (Stamford Advocate/Jason Rearick/Pool Photo)

Skakel: “Flabbergasted At The Nonchalant Attitude”

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel launched a barrage of criticism Thursday against the attorney who represented him at his murder trial, saying he failed to track down key witnesses while having fun and basking in the limelight.

04/25/2013

Michael Skakel, left, addresses the court with attorney his Hubert Santos 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 To Take Stand In Effort To Get New Trial

An attorney for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel says he plans to call him to testify as he challenges his 2002 Connecticut murder conviction on the grounds his trial attorney failed to competently defend him.

04/24/2013

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)

Expert On Coerced Confessions Casts Doubt On Skakel’s Statement

An expert on coerced confessions is casting doubt on testimony that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel confessed to a 1975 murder, saying the statements were made at a reform school where he was subject to beatings and humiliation.

04/22/2013

File photo of Michael Skakel shortly before his conviction in 2002. (credit: Getty Images)

Victim’s Friend Says She Told Skakel Lawyer About Possible Other Suspects

A murder victim’s friend says she told Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s attorney before his trial that she had heard two other men were responsible for the killing, but he told her that account didn’t appear credible.

04/19/2013

Michael Skakel (Jessica Hill/AP/Pool Photo)

Prosecutors Ask Judge To Dismiss Skakel Appeal

Prosecutors urged a judge Thursday to dismiss Michael Skakel’s latest challenge of his 2002 murder conviction, saying the Kennedy cousin’s claim that his trial attorney did a poor job should have been raised in an earlier appeal and that many of the issues he cites were previously rejected.

02/14/2013

Michael Skakel (Jessica Hill/AP/Pool Photo)

Skakel Parole Denied

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was denied a bid for freedom Wednesday at his first parole hearing since he was convicted a decade ago of killing his neighbor in 1975.

10/24/2012

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