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$1.2 Million Bond Set For Skakel's Release In Greenwich Murder

A judge has set bail at $1.2 million for Michael Skakel following a previous decision to vacate a murder conviction from 2002.
A judge has set bail at $1.2 million for Michael Skakel following a previous decision to vacate a murder conviction from 2002. Photo Credit: CNN

GREENWICH, Conn. -- A judge has set the bond at $1.2 million for Michael Skakel's release in the wake of a vacated a conviction for the 1975 murder of Greenwich teen Martha Moxley, according to The Hartford Courant .

The Kennedy cousin was convicted in 2002 of killing Moxley with a golf club back when both were teen neighbors in Greenwich. However, a judge ruled that Skakel was deserving of a new trial due to the shortcomings of his original trial lawyer.

Judge Gary White mandated that Skakel remain within Connecticut borders, submit to GPS monitoring and check in with a bail commissioner, should he post bail, according to The Courant.

The state has not yet indicated whether it intends to retry Skakel on the murder charges. It has, however, appealed the court's decision to set aside the original guilty verdict, The Courant said.

Read the full story here at The Hartford Courant website.

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