Skakel lawyers say new evidence shows he's innocent

(09/05/03) STAMFORD - Michael Skakel's lawyers say they have new evidence that should prove his innocence in the 1975 murder of his then Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley. Skakel's attorney referred to the new evidence during a court appearance Thursday.

Skakel, 42, was convicted last year and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. He and Moxley were both 15 when she was bludgeoned to death in their wealthy Greenwich neighborhood.

Skakel's lawyer, Hope Seeley, said the evidence is strong enough to warrant a new trial for Skakel, but she declined to discuss specifics.Seeley said the details will be spelled out in a petition for a new trial that she expects to file later this month.

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