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Michael Skakel Continues To Pursue Libel Suit Against TV Show Host

Michael Skakel is pursuing a libel suit against TV personality Nancy Grace for allegedly making false statements about him on her show.
Michael Skakel is pursuing a libel suit against TV personality Nancy Grace for allegedly making false statements about him on her show. Photo Credit:

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Michael Skakel, who is on bail awaiting a retrial in the 1975 murder of a Greenwich teen, is suing television personality Nancy Grace for libel, according to the New York Times.

Skakel's complaint alleges that Grace said his DNA had been found in a tree near the murder scene, but DNA was never admitted into evidence in his first trial, The Times reported.

A state judge ordered a retrial for Skakel in October, 2013 , due to the glaring ineffectiveness of Skakel's original trial attorney.

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