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Kennedy Cousin Won't Be Retried In 1970s Murder Case

Thomas Kienzle

A Connecticut prosecutor says Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel won’t be retried for the killing of a Greenwich teenager in the 1970s.

The announcement came 45 years to the day after Martha Moxley was found dead in Greenwich.

Skakel is a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow. He was convicted of murder in 2002 and sentenced to life in prison. A judge overturned his conviction in 2013 — saying his attorney failed to adequately represent him — and Skakel was freed.

The state Supreme Court upheld the ruling in 2018. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case last year.

Moxley’s brother said he still believes Skakel committed the murder, but said the family is at peace with the decision.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.