Skip to comments.Kennedy cousin Skakel's appeal to challenge lawyer
Posted on 05/01/2010 2:27:36 AM PDT by Zakeet
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel turned to attorney Mickey Sherman more than a decade ago to defend him against a murder that had haunted his wealthy family for a quarter-century. Now Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Kennedy, is turning against Sherman, saying the media-savvy attorney blew the trial.
Skakel was convicted in 2002 of fatally beating neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club in wealthy Greenwich in 1975 when they were 15-year-olds. His lawyer says Skakel will file an appeal in coming weeks, challenging Sherman's effectiveness. Skakel's supporters say Sherman was distracted by the limelight and financial troubles, even though he was paid more than $1 million in legal fees.
"He was very open that he wanted to be a TV lawyer, he wanted to be famous," said Skakel's cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy said that Sherman allowed a police officer to be picked for the jury and failed to prepare witnesses for testimony about a 25-year-old crime. Sherman also conducted an inept cross-examination of a witness who challenged Skakel's alibi, Kennedy said.
"It's a hard trial to win," Kennedy said of the new appeal. "It's as good a case as you get."
Sherman did not return telephone calls seeking comment, but said of Skakel in 2007, "I believe I did everything humanly possible to persuade a jury that he was not guilty."
Skakel is serving 20 years to life in prison.
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I wouldn't be such good friends with Bubba and LeRoy today if my family would have bought me a better shark ...
Ugh, Sherman deserves the grief. This creep is guilty as sin but he does keep reminding us that the kennedy klan is one bunch of losers.
One bunch of UGLY losers.
Daddy Joe was a bootleger, The family is proving the Bible true. Reap what you sow comes to mind.
Old Joe was a nazi sumpathizer.
Where’s the HA HA Guy?
Where’s the HA HA Guy?
so he should have hired the lawyer that got the kennedy off from a rape charge.........too bad.
Skakel’s dad made a fortune as a pet coke broker in Great Lakes Carbon.
Bad time to reopen old wounds, dude. With Uncle Ted dead, your juju has gone bad. If you still had a bad rap when Ted ran the barnyard (and I doubt that), you’re really going to end up in somebody’s food trough this time around.
He’s married to Liz Weil, i think.
The CT Supreme Court just rejected his request for a new trial.
So now he’s appealing to SCOTUS ?
Boo Hoo my lawyer didn’t get me off.
LOL! Great post. The old Kennedy mojo died with Teddy.
Enjoy prison Skakel - when you start suing your lawyer then you are grasping at straws.
[”He was very open that he wanted to be a TV lawyer, he wanted to be famous,” said Skakel’s cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.]
RFK Jr. is the drug-addled halfwit who claimed Bush environmental policies were the climatic cause of Hurricane Katrina. It was probably his idea to hire Sherman.