Skakel loses sentence reduction bid - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Skakel loses sentence reduction bid

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Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has lost his bid for a reduction in his prison sentence of 20 years to life for a 1975 killing.

A three-judge panel rejected Skakel's request in a decision obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The panel says there was nothing inappropriate about the sentence.

Skakel's lawyer, Hubert Santos, argued in Middletown Superior Court recently that Skakel received an excessive sentence for his 2002 murder conviction in the beating death of Martha Moxley when the two were teen neighbors in wealthy Greenwich (GREN'-ich).

Skakel, 51, is a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy.


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