When Martha Moxley, 15, was killed on the safe streets of Greenwich, Connecticut, on October 30, 1975, no one knew how to react. Most presumed that the killer had to be an outsider, never expecting that it would take decades to bring her Kennedy-connected killer to justice.
Just in time for the 38-year anniversary of the Halloween murder of Kennedy-cousin neighbor Martha Moxley, Michael Skakel, convicted in 2002 of her murder, has been granted a new trial.
On June 7, 2002, Court TV reported that after three days of deliberations the jury in trial of Michael Skakel for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley found Skakel guilty. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison
A three-person board unanimously decided to deny Michael Skakel parole Wednesday, in what was his first parole hearing. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of killing his neighbor Martha Moxley with a gold club in 1975, when they were both 15. Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, was sentenced to 20 years to life.