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Michael Skakel

Michael Skakel

On October 31, 1975, the partially nude and bludgeoned body of 15-year-old Martha Moxley was found in the backyard of her family's house. She disappeared the night before after attending a Halloween party at the Skakel home, one block away from her home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Michael Christopher Skakel, also 15 at the time, was convicted in 2002 of murdering Moxley and sentenced to 20 years to life. In 2013, he was granted a new trial by a Connecticut judge and released on $1.2 million bail; the decision is now being appealed by the prosecution. The case attracted worldwide publicity owing to a "Kennedy connection" as Skakel is a nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, widow of ... more on Wikipedia