GREENWICH - Mickey Sherman took the stand today to defend decisions he made while representing Kennedy cousin and convicted killer Michael Skakel back in 2002.

Yesterday, Skakel's current attorney argued that Sherman did not properly prepare for the case in 2002. He stated Sherman was instead "having fun traveling around the country" instead of preparing for the case. Mickey Sherman today defended his decision to keep Skakel off the stand in his 2002 trial.

Sherman said he kept Skakel off the stand due to concerns about Skakel's poor temper. Sherman also said he took time traveling to meet Skakel and others who were involved in the case.

Skakel is serving 20 years to life in prison for beating his 15-year-old Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley to death back in 1975.