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Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel to Get Retrial for 1975 Murder of Martha Moxley

Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel to Get Retrial for 1975 Murder of Martha Moxley

Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy will get a retrial and another chance to try and prove his innocence. Connecticut judge Thomas Bishop ordered a retrial because Skakel's defense was "in a myriad of ways ineffective" during the 2002 trial for Martha Moxley's death, according to the New York Daily News.

Skakel is currently in the eleventh year of a 20-year-sentence for the murder of his teenage neighbor. Prosecutors believe Skakel bludgeoned Moxley to death with a golf club after she rejected his romantic overtures.

Moxley's mother said that this recent ruling doesn't change her feeling that Skakel killed her daughter. 81-year-old Dorothy Moxley told CNN that she believes Skakel killed her daughter and if there is a new trial she will be there.

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