Kennedy Cousin Skakel released from prison

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MacNut, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors Core

    MacNut

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    For those not aware in the case, Michael Skakel was charged with the murder of his 15 year old friend Martha Moxley back in 1975. He served 11 years and appealed the conviction claiming he was not defended properly by his lawyer. A judge last month agreed and granted a new trial. today he was released from prison on a 1.2 million dollar bond.

    http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-skakel-1122-20131121,0,4780592.story
     
  2. macrumors 604

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    Wait, what the ****? The dates here are completely out of whack.

    He was charged in 1975, then served 10 years. That's until 1985. Then he appealed, and the judge agreed he was not defended properly in 2013. That's 27 years later (totaling 37 years since he was charged).

    And now a new trial is set 6 years from now, making it 43 years since he was charged, or 33 years since he stopped serving?


    EDIT: Okay, after reading the article, it makes more sense -- he wasn't charged until 2002.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

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    The murder happened in 1975. It sat cold for 2 decades. The conviction was 11 years ago.


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    Here is a good timeline of the case.
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/10/24/nyregion/24skakel-timeline.html?_r=0#/#time282_8114
     

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