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.
An attorney for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel accused the lawyer who represented him at his murder trial of having a good time making trips around the country instead of preparing for the case.
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.
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.
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was denied parole at his first parole hearing since being sent to prison a decade ago.
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who will get his first parole hearing Wednesday.
A lawyer for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel told a panel of Connecticut judges Tuesday that his client’s 20-year to life prison sentence for killing his teen neighbor in 1975 was excessive.
Michael Skakel will seek a reduction in his sentence of 20 years to life in prison for killing his neighbor when they were teenagers in 1975.
Attorney Michael “Mickey” Sherman, who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial has been released from a New York prison to a Connecticut halfway house after serving about six months for failing to pay more than $400,000 income taxes.
The Elan School, the private boarding school for troubled youth which figured in the trial of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, is shutting its doors.