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Kennedy cousin loses appeal in murder conviction
hosted ^ | Apr 12 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN

Posted on 04/12/2010 8:57:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel lost his bid for a new trial in the 1975 slaying of his 15-year-old neighbor when the state Supreme Court on Monday rejected his appeal that cited a claim implicating two other men.

The court ruled 4-1 against Skakel's request.

Skakel - a nephew of Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel - was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2002 for fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975 in a wealthy Connecticut suburb

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; connecticut; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; getoutofjailfree; jpb; kennedy; kennedyfamily; kennedyklan; kennedyscandals; michaelskakel; murder; murderer; rfkjr; ruling; skakel


1 posted on 04/12/2010 8:57:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

in a normal society,

most of the kennedys would be in jail.


2 posted on 04/12/2010 8:58:16 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: JoeProBono

HA HA


3 posted on 04/12/2010 8:58:32 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: JoeProBono

The USA has no chance to be completely safe so long as a single member of that clan is walking free amongst us.


4 posted on 04/12/2010 8:58:45 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: JoeProBono

FINALLY! Some GOOD news!


5 posted on 04/12/2010 9:01:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: JoeProBono
If that slimey,privileged Kennedy had fessed up in the beginning he,under laws in effect at the time,would have spent a few years in some juvenile facility and,once released,his record would have been expunged.
6 posted on 04/12/2010 9:02:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder how much money the Kennedys paid Gitano “Tony” Bryant (and ultimately wasted, it appears) to make up his story.


7 posted on 04/12/2010 9:04:21 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: JoeProBono

Skakel’s mistake was to use a golf club instead of a car.


8 posted on 04/12/2010 9:04:27 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: JoeProBono

Let us hope that this evil family vanishes from public life forever.


9 posted on 04/12/2010 9:05:18 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Let’s format that...

Skakel’s big mistake
Was to use a five-iron,
Instead of a car...


10 posted on 04/12/2010 9:06:04 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: JoeProBono

This was not a clear-cut case.


11 posted on 04/12/2010 9:08:11 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: JoeProBono; dixiechick2000

old nopardons was on top of this case..


12 posted on 04/12/2010 9:08:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: Haiku Guy
.
Let’s format that...

Skakel’s big mistake
Was to use a five-iron,
Instead of a car..

LL!


13 posted on 04/12/2010 9:09:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: JoeProBono
upholding the family tradition of killing women.

The Kennedy's must be so proud.

14 posted on 04/12/2010 9:12:53 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: JoeProBono
Hello Kennedy men! What's your legacy?


15 posted on 04/12/2010 9:14:52 AM PDT by dead
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To: JoeProBono

At least he stopped wearing his Thurston Howell III ascots.


16 posted on 04/12/2010 9:15:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: stinkerpot65
I think it was a pretty clear-cut case, as these cases go. The story as I remember it was that the Skakel family hired a private investigator to check and see if Tommy Skakel was the perp . . . and the investigator came back with a report that basically said: "The good news is that your son Tommy is innocent; the bad news is that your other son Michael was the one who did it."

The findings stayed buried for years until the PI firm fired one of their employees -- and that former employee (who figured he/she was no longer bound by the confidentiality terms of employment) leaked the information to the press.

17 posted on 04/12/2010 9:19:17 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: JoeProBono
In his latest attempt at a retrial, he tried to have the court review the claim of some black guy who blamed two other black guys for the murder.

There is no evidence that any of these guys had ever been in this lily white gated enclave of Greenwich in their lives, but some Kennedy needed some black guys to take a fall for him.

18 posted on 04/12/2010 9:22:53 AM PDT by dead
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To: ken21

The Kennedys have done more to destroy their family name than just about any other actual family I’ve ever heard of.


19 posted on 04/12/2010 9:24:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the all knowing/seeing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr. blessings be upon him.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Oh!!!!!! That’s cruel. And you owe me a new keyboard for spilling my drink on it because I laughed so hard.


20 posted on 04/12/2010 9:25:33 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JoeProBono

Mark Fuhrman deserves the lion’s share of the credit for putting Skakel in jail. His book about this case was fantastic (in fact, all of his books to date!). Fuhrman was unfairly painted as a racist during the dog and pony show that was the O.J. trial. His work in this matter brought justice for the Moxley family.


21 posted on 04/12/2010 9:33:27 AM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I a thinking of Nelson from "The Simpson's" doing that. LOL

HA HA
22 posted on 04/12/2010 9:34:21 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: islander-11

23 posted on 04/12/2010 9:39:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: islander-11
"Mark Fuhrman deserves the lion’s share of the credit for putting Skakel in jail. His book about this case was fantastic (in fact, all of his books to date!)"

I'd love to see Fuhrman do a similar investigative study of George Soros.

The things that would be revealed would truly be "stranger than fiction", IMO.

24 posted on 04/12/2010 9:55:48 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Haiku Guy

Skakel’s big mistake
Was to use a five-iron,
Instead of a car...

To follow form it should read:

Skakel’s big mistake
Was to use a five-iron,
Instead of an Oldsmobile...


25 posted on 04/12/2010 10:01:17 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: JoeProBono

SpikeTV recently re-ran the original Unsolved Mysteries piece on this case from the early 90’s. Absolutely made my blood boil! The Skakel family just went to ground and quit cooperating with investigators, apparently on the advice of their attorney! They tortured this girl’s family for decades.


26 posted on 04/12/2010 10:15:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The Ghosts Of Greenwich
27 posted on 04/12/2010 10:23:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: dead

I wonder if Skakel is the only Kennedy who climbs trees and then plays with himself? That’s probably another part of the Kennedy “legacy”.


28 posted on 04/12/2010 10:33:37 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: JoeProBono

The Kennedy family seems to be having a bad year. Good.


29 posted on 04/12/2010 11:08:13 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: JoeProBono

Guess uncle Teddy forget something before he left this earth? It’s such a shame that anyone would actually have to pay for the crime they did! *sarcasm*


30 posted on 04/12/2010 11:12:41 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: freedumb2003

Years back I had a solution for the problem...neuter all Kennedy’offspring of the man, Old Joe Kennedy at birth.


31 posted on 04/12/2010 12:43:27 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: TexasFreeper2009
"The Kennedy's must be so proud. "

I guess that part of what they are proud of is, that as of yet and even with all of their various crimes, no one with actual Kennedy blood in their veins has done time in prison. Skakel is only related to them by marriage.

32 posted on 04/12/2010 3:42:06 PM PDT by Mila
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
I'd love to see Fuhrman do a similar investigative study of George Soros.

Think he would live to finish it? Even US Senators don't dare to go down that road.

33 posted on 04/12/2010 3:44:07 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Mila

>>no one with actual Kennedy blood in their veins has done time in prison. Skakel is only related to them by marriage. <<

Well, fate has a way of evening things out. They have done their time underground and after that, eternity away from the sight of God.


34 posted on 04/12/2010 5:12:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: wardaddy

What a blast from the past!


35 posted on 04/17/2010 11:59:43 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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