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Prosecutors in Connecticut said they did not have enough evidence to pursue a second trial against Michael C. Skakel, who was convicted of killing Martha Moxley in 1975 when they were both 15

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. 

Michael Skakel, a cousin of the Kennedys, won’t be retried in the 1975 death of Martha Moxley, effectively ending a case that filled the tabloids for decades.

A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley.​

Citing a lack of evidence, a prosecutor said Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not have to face a second trial in the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley.

The case drew wide attention because of the Kennedy name, Michael Skakel’s rich family, numerous theories about who killed Martha Moxley and the brutal way in which she died.

Kennedy cousin won't face retrial in 1975 killing of Martha Moxley

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Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin, won’t be retried in the 1975 death of Martha Moxley, effectively ending a case that filled the tabloids for decades.

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Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, will not face a second trial in the killing of 15-year-old Martha Moxley, who was found bludgeoned to death in Connecticut 45 years ago, a state prosecutor says. 

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.

Michael Skakel, a cousin of the Kennedys, won’t be retried in the 1975 death of Martha Moxley, effectively ending a case that filled the tabloids for decades.

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.

The Connecticut Supreme Court has vacated Michael Skakel’s conviction for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley. The court ruled that Skakel’s attorney failed to adequately represent him, and ordered a new trial.

Friday’s ruling means that, 43 years after Martha Moxley was beaten to death with a golf club and 15 years after a jury convicted Michael Skakel of murder, the charge is vacated. Story here:

Court reinstates Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction in 1975 murder of Martha Moxley

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