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Michael Skakel, Kennedy Cousin, Released From Prison After 11 Years

21 November 2013 1:02 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Michael, Ethel Kennedy’s nephew, was freed on a $1.2 million bond after being convicted of murdering Martha Moxley, 15, in 1975. Read on for more details!

Michael Skakel was imprisoned for more than a decade after Martha Moxley was found dead when they were both 15-years-old in Greenwich, Conn. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison during a 2002 trial, but on Nov. 21, Judge Gary White of Stamford Superior Court set his bail, and Michael was released as a free man. Why was his murder conviction overturned?

Michael Skakel: Released From Prison After Martha Moxley Murder Conviction Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: 'Michael Skakel Is Innocent'

Judge Thomas A. Bishop of Superior Court overturned Michael’s conviction in October because he thought that Michael’s first lawyer, Mickey Sherman, represented his case poorly, calling it ”constitutionally deficient,” according to CNN.

Martha’s mangled body was found in the backyard of her home in a wealthy, »

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