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Crime RFK Jr: Connecticut court's Skakel decision an 'exoneration'

17:46  15 may  2018
17:46  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Kennedy Jr . says the Connecticut Supreme Court ’ s ruling that struck down the murder conviction of his cousin, Michael Skakel , is effectively an “ exoneration .” Skakel was convicted in 2002 of fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975, when they were teenage neighbors in Greenwich.

FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, Robert Kennedy, Jr. the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, speaks against a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, during a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Kennedy Jr. says the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the murder conviction of his cousin, Michael Skakel, is effectively an “exoneration.” Kennedy said on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that he has recently spoken to Skakel, who was “elated” by the court’s ruling May 4. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, Robert Kennedy, Jr. the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, speaks against a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, during a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Kennedy Jr. says the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the murder conviction of his cousin, Michael Skakel, is effectively an “exoneration.” Kennedy said on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that he has recently spoken to Skakel, who was “elated” by the court’s ruling May 4. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Robert Kennedy Jr. says the Connecticut Supreme Court's ruling that struck down the murder conviction of his cousin, Michael Skakel, is effectively an "exoneration."

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(AP) — Robert Kennedy Jr . says the Connecticut Supreme Court ’ s ruling that struck down the murder conviction of his cousin, Michael Skakel , is effectively an “ exoneration .” Kennedy said on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday that he has recently spoken to Skakel

Connecticut ' s high court reinstated the conviction in 2016, but reversed itself this month. Robert Kennedy Jr . said Tuesday multiple people had placed Skakel 5 miles away at the time of the killing, and police have refused to investigate other suspects, including one person who confessed.

Kennedy said on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday that he has recently spoken to Skakel, who was "elated" by the court's ruling May 4.

Skakel was convicted in 2002 of fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975, when they were teenage neighbors in Greenwich. He was freed on $1.2 million bail in 2013 when a lower court judge overturned his conviction.

Connecticut's high court reinstated the conviction in 2016, but reversed itself this month.

Robert Kennedy Jr. said Tuesday multiple people had placed Skakel 5 miles away at the time of the killing, and police have refused to investigate other suspects, including one person who confessed.

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