Skakel Denied Bail

Michael Skakel, who was convicted 10 years ago of murdering his Greenwich, Connecticut neighbor, 15-year-old Martha Moxley, was recently released from prison after a judge found he was denied the effective assistance of counsel. The case has achieved notoriety because Mr. Skakel is a Kennedy relative. Yesterday (Nov. 6, 2013), however, he was refused bail and ordered to return to prison to await a new trial, or an appeal. On November 6, 2014, the judge who ordered the new trial granted the prosecutor’s motion to deny bail pending appeal or a new trial. The Judge stated that any bail decision should be handled by the new judge who will preside over all subsequent proceedings.