GREENWICH - The state Supreme Court has denied Michael Skakel's bid for a new trial in the murder of Martha Moxley.

Skakel had requested the new trial citing a man who has come forward to say his friend, and not Skakel, was behind the 1975 murder in Greenwich.

Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, was convicted in 2002 and is serving a 20-year sentence for the crime.