Former Michael Skakel attorney Mickey Sherman defends trial decisions

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

Skakel is serving 20 years to life in prison for beating his 15-year-old neighbor to death in 1975. (4/18/13)

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 1 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police
2 Scholar Athlete: Henry Strmecki
The state's attorney's office called Jheison Callecastro, 21, 3 Suspect in police chase appears in court
State and local leaders kicked off a city-wide 4 Bridgeport kicks off anti-litter campaign
5 Neighborhood Brief for April 23

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Skakel says his lawyer failed to completely defend Michael Skakel appeal trial continues

Convicted killer and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is back in court today to appeal his

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE