Parole hearing set for Michael Skakel

A hearing will be held next month to determine if Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel should be released from prison.

The state parole board says Skakel's first parole hearing is set for Oct. 24.

The former Greenwich resident is currently serving 20 years to life after being convicted in 2003 of murdering his neighbor Martha Moxley in 1975.

Skakel argued he should have been sentenced as a juvenile because he was 15 at the time of the crime.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."