The legal twist and turns of a 45-year-old murder case ended Friday after prosecutors in Connecticut said they lacked enough evidence to retry Michael Skakel. He was convicted of killing Martha Moxley in 1975 when they were both 15.
Forty-five years after the murder of Martha Moxley in an affluent Connecticut suburb, prosecutors said they do not have enough evidence to retry her former neighbor, Michael Skakel. They were both 15 when she was bludgeoned to death with a golf club.
A Connecticut prosecutor says Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the 1975 murder of teenager Martha Moxley, an announcement that comes 45 years to the day after Moxley was found bludgeoned to death.
Forty-five years to the day after 15-year-old Martha Moxley went missing, prosecutors for the state of Connecticut said they would not retry Michael Skakel in her brutal slaying. Skakel, 60, is the nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that tossed out Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction. Skakel was convicted of the 1975 bludgeoning death of teen neighbor Martha Moxley, but the conviction was vacated last year.