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Greenwich Murder Case Goes Before State Supreme Court

Michael Skakel's lawyers have said he was not represented correctly in his 2002 murder conviction.
Michael Skakel's lawyers have said he was not represented correctly in his 2002 murder conviction. Photo Credit: CNN

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The state's highest court heard arguments Wednesday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel had a fair trial leading up to his 2002 conviction in the beating death of his childhood neighbor Martha Moxley in Greenwich, according to the Connecticut Post.

State prosecutors, who are appealing a 2013 reversal of the verdict, said Skakel's attorney, Mickey Sherman, did everything possible to defend Skakel against what they consider overwhelming evidence that Skakel was responsible for the 1975 murder, the Connecticut Post said.

The Supreme Court hearing drew Moxley and Skakel family members, including Skakel's cousin Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Skakel is the nephew of Ethel, Sen. Robert Kennedy's widow, the Connecticut Post reported.

If the state's Supreme Court upholds the reversal, prosecutors would have to decide whether to start a new trial, and if the court rules that Skakel had a fair trial, he could go back to serving his sentence of 20 years to life, the Connecticut Post reported.

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