Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel free on bond in murder of Martha Moxley

Michael Skakel is free after a judge granted him bail at a hearing in Stamford Thursday. Bond was set at $1.2 million. Skakel will be

STAMFORD - Michael Skakel is free after a judge granted him bail at a hearing in Stamford Thursday.

Bond was set at $1.2 million.

The judge set several conditions to the release. Skakel will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device. He will not be allowed to leave the state and must check in periodically with parole officers.

Skakel was also ordered to have no contact with the Moxley family.

A judge ruled last month that Skakel's former attorney failed to adequately represent him in 2002 when he was convicted in the Greenwich murder of Martha Moxley. The State Attorney's Office is appealing that ruling.

Skakel's new attorney, Hubert Santos, says his client will spend his free time with family and friends, but would not say where he will live.

For video of the bond hearing, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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