Skakel: Key evidence was withheld in murder trial

NEW HAVEN - (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's lawyershave filed a new appeal of his murder conviction, claiming thatpolice and prosecutors failed to provide Skakel with evidencepointing to another suspect and discrediting a key state witness. The motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Havenseeks a hearing and the setting of bail. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of killing 15-year-old MarthaMoxley in their Greenwich neighborhood in 1975. He's serving 20years to life in prison. His new appeal alleges his lawyers were never given two crucialpieces of evidence - a report received by Greenwich police thatimplicates another suspect and statements by a lawyer who said akey witness for the state had a history of lying. Fairfield County State's Attorney Jonathan Benedict declined tocomment Friday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Katie Rosa is a self-proclaimed 1 Hometown Hero: Katie Rosa
Workers from New York headed to Stamford Tuesday 2 Striking Charter Communications workers protest in Stamford
Greenwich police say they believe the same man 3 Police: Chase Bank robbed for second time in 24 hours
Fairfield Ludlowe High School students to witness mock 4 Fairfield Ludlowe H.S. students to witness mock crash
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 5 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

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.