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Prosecutors Will Argue Skakel Had Fair Trial In Greenwich Case

Prosecutors are due in court this week to appeal the reversal of Michael Skakel's 2002 murder conviction in the death of Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley in 1975.
Prosecutors are due in court this week to appeal the reversal of Michael Skakel's 2002 murder conviction in the death of Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley in 1975. Photo Credit: CNN

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Prosecutors are expected to go before the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford this week to argue that Michael Skakel was fairly represented in his 2002 conviction of killing his Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley, according to the CT Post.

Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow Ethel, has been free on bail since a judge overturned his conviction in 2013. His new lawyers were able to persuade the court that Skakel's former attorney was too busy with money troubles and notoriety from the case to provide a proper defense, the CT Post says.

Wednesday's hearing before the state's Supreme Court is an effort for prosecutors to appeal the reversal of Skakel's conviction. He was found guilty in 2002 of killing Moxley, his 15-year-old childhood friend and neighbor, on Oct. 30, 1975, the CT Post reports.

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