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Hearing Set For Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel’s Possible Release

Arguments will be heard on whether Judge Thomas Bishop has the authority to release Skakel from prison while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley.

11/05/2013

Michael Skakel.  (Photo by Beth Keiser-Pool/Getty Images)

Court Will Hear Skakel Bail Arguments On Wednesday

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.

11/03/2013

Michael Skakel (file/credit: Beth Keiser-Pool/Getty Images)

Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel Granted New Trial For 1975 Greenwich Murder

The ruling by Judge Thomas Bishop marked a dramatic reversal after years of unsuccessful appeals by Michael Skakel, the 52-year-old nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy. Skakel is serving 20 years to life.

10/23/2013