A federal judge made a rare appearance Tuesday as a witness in a former New York City councilman’s bid for a new trial.
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who was released on bail last month while prosecutors appeal a ruling granting him a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley, has been granted permission to travel.
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.
Prosecutors objected Wednesday to the release of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel from prison, while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley.
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.
Former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley, who stepped down after what he called an unjust domestic violence conviction, won a new trial Wednesday from an appeals court.