Court throws out murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel

Michael Skakel case: Court throws out conviction of Kennedy cousin

May 04, 2018 by Us - CBSNews.com

Key Facts

    • In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with a 1975 killing in wealthy Greenwich.
  • CBS News' "48 Hours," which has followed the case closely over the years, reports that members of the Skakel family are happy with the decision and are now waiting for the state attorney general to decide if they will re-prosecute the case.
  • "Without Ossorio's testimony, the state was able to attack the petitioner's (Skakel's) alibi - a complete alibi for the time period during which it is highly likely that the victim was murdered - as part of a Skakel family conspiracy to cover up the petitioner's involvement in the victim's murder," Palmer wrote.
  • Moxley's brother, John Moxley, told the AP that he was disappointed with the ruling and that it was too soon to say what the family would want next in the case.

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