Kennedy Cousin Granted Bail

By: AP
By: AP

Connecticut (AP)-- A Kennedy cousin is out on bail tonight, after spending more than 11 years behind bars.

Michael Skakel is now hoping for a new trial, after being released by a Connecticut judge on $1.2 million bail.

The 53-year-old nephew of Ethel Kennedy has been serving 20-years-to-life in prison for the 1975 murder of his teen-age neighbor, Martha Moxley.

Just last month, a judge overturned Skakel's conviction, ruling that his former attorney, Mickey Sherman, did not provide a "constitutionally adequate defense", and that the failures were "significant".

Skakel says he is eager to reunite with his family.


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