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After 11 Years in Prison, Skakel Goes Free on Bail
NYT ^ | November 21, 2013 | ALISON LEIGH COWAN and MARC SANTORA

Posted on 11/22/2013 1:07:41 AM PST by Daffynition

STAMFORD, Conn. — After spending more than a decade behind bars for the murder of a teenage girl in Greenwich, Conn., Michael C. Skakel, a cousin of the Kennedys, was ordered free from prison on Thursday to await a possible retrial.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: thekennedys
Wealth has its rewards.
1 posted on 11/22/2013 1:07:41 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

He will plead out to manslaughter and be sentenced to time served.


2 posted on 11/22/2013 1:23:47 AM PST by JLS
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To: JLS

Is Jose Baez going to be his lawyer?

I hope his family goes broke defending this scum bag.


3 posted on 11/22/2013 1:44:29 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition

We’d still be rotting in jail.
Best outcome: he brags in the wrong venue, gets rectified.


4 posted on 11/22/2013 1:55:41 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Daffynition

Bootleg $$$ buys a lot. . . .


5 posted on 11/22/2013 2:28:34 AM PST by DeaconRed (Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country! ! ! !)
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To: DeaconRed

JFK still magic 50 years after death.


6 posted on 11/22/2013 2:46:51 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: Daffynition

Some people are more equal than others.


7 posted on 11/22/2013 3:10:00 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Daffynition

Throwing the family a bone on the 50th anniversary of their big day.


8 posted on 11/22/2013 3:16:45 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: DeaconRed

Yep, and I believe in Karma. Perhaps the big *K* has invaded Camelot over the years.


9 posted on 11/22/2013 3:35:19 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition

After ten or eleven years getting another conviction would appear difficult, memories fade and are buried, the boy has become a fat, harmless looking middle-aged man.

If he gets a retrial he’ll go free.


10 posted on 11/22/2013 3:53:23 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

Without any forensic evidence, he’ll go free, and poor old Mrs. Moxley to her grave without justice for her daughter.


11 posted on 11/22/2013 3:57:44 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition
"Yep, and I believe in Karma. Perhaps the big *K* has invaded Camelot over the years."

I agree. . . . . .Could not happen top a more deserving family. . . .

12 posted on 11/22/2013 4:09:58 AM PST by DeaconRed (I am so sick of this lying , corrupt administration. They have to GO ! ! ! NOW! ! !)
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To: Daffynition
" Moxley to her grave without justice for her daughter."

It's not enough but he got 11 years of soap-on-a-rope. Losing the best years of his putrid life.

13 posted on 11/22/2013 4:12:37 AM PST by DeaconRed (I am so sick of this lying , corrupt administration. They have to GO ! ! ! NOW! ! !)
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To: Daffynition

Where’s Elin Nordegren when you really need her?


14 posted on 11/22/2013 4:14:15 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: DeaconRed

If we are to believe this report, no he didn’t.

http://marthamoxley.com/news/081602hc.htm

**Skakel was even allowed to use a staff bathroom. **

**Skakel, 41, is housed in an in-patient mental health ward away from the prison’s most dangerous convicts. He has his own cell.

The guards said that on Skakel’s second day at Garner, correction officials allowed him to have a social “contact” visit, which guards say are never allowed for unsentenced felons. Sellas said all other high-level inmates would not have been allowed a visit for about two weeks to allow for a background check of the visitor, and even then, inmates and visitors are separated by a glass partition.

Skakel had 40 visits before the end of his first month of incarceration.**


15 posted on 11/22/2013 4:54:28 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition
The Skakel family owns coal and pet coke brokerage docks on the Great Lakes.
16 posted on 11/22/2013 4:54:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Daffynition

They never say exactly what type of club he supposedly used to “drive” (and not in the uncle Ted sense) this girl to the Great Beyond. Was it an iron, a wood, a wedge, a putter? Some of us would like to know these details.

Fore!


17 posted on 11/22/2013 4:56:09 AM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: Moltke

Heh.

Wonder what the Thanksgiving dinner will be like in the Skakel household? Will brother Thomas be invited?


18 posted on 11/22/2013 4:59:57 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: steelhead_trout

**Pieces of a broken six-iron golf club were found near the body. An autopsy indicated she had been both bludgeoned and stabbed with the club, which was traced back to the Skakel home.

Thomas Skakel was the last person known to have been seen with Moxley the night of the murder and had a weak alibi. He became the prime suspect, but his father forbade access to his school and mental health records. Kenneth Littleton, who had started working as a live-in tutor for the Skakel family only hours before the murder, also became a prime suspect. However, no one was charged, and the case languished for decades. In the meantime, several books were published about the murder, including Timothy Dumas’s A Wealth of Evil; the novel A Season in Purgatory by Dominick Dunne, a fictional account of the case; and Murder in Greenwich, by Mark Fuhrman.

Over the years, both Thomas and Michael Skakel significantly changed their alibis for the night of Moxley’s murder. Michael Skakel claimed that he had been window-peeping and masturbating in a tree beside the Moxley property from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Two former Elan students testified they heard Michael Skakel confess to killing Moxley with a golf club. Gregory Coleman testified that Skakel was given special privileges, saying Skakel bragged, “I’m going to get away with murder. I’m a Kennedy.”**


19 posted on 11/22/2013 5:02:45 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition

20 posted on 11/22/2013 5:07:20 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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21 posted on 11/22/2013 5:12:52 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: JoeProBono

Would love to know what Mark Fuhrman thinks of this.


22 posted on 11/22/2013 5:13:51 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Daffynition

http://www.change.org/petitions/govenor-state-of-connecticut-pardon-michael-cskakel


23 posted on 11/22/2013 5:17:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Guenevere

24 posted on 11/22/2013 5:21:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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I've read it.....

..wondering how he's reacting to the newest verdict.

25 posted on 11/22/2013 5:22:01 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Daffynition

26 posted on 11/22/2013 5:35:06 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Daffynition
"If we are to believe this report, no he didn’t."

He was still locked up and not FREE.
For a rich fat turd like him and the bootlegging kennedys that is terrible for 11 years. . . .
And he may get more of the same. . . . . after lots of bootlegging $$$ are spent to scum attorneys trying to prevent it. . .

27 posted on 11/22/2013 6:05:39 AM PST by DeaconRed (I am so sick of this lying , corrupt administration. They have to GO ! ! ! NOW! ! !)
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**He was still locked up and not FREE. **

Boo-Hoo!

His incarceration was privileged.....no matter how you couch it. His contact with the *population* was very limited...and I doubt if he had any *soap* incidents.


28 posted on 11/22/2013 6:23:32 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Guenevere

Be ready for Furman, ad nauseum on talking head shows.


29 posted on 11/22/2013 6:24:33 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: JoeProBono

Creepy.


30 posted on 11/22/2013 6:25:02 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Darksheare

Best outcome: he brags in the wrong venue, gets rectified.

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IIRC, that’s one of the ways they got him the last time.


31 posted on 11/22/2013 6:28:57 AM PST by dmz
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To: Daffynition

“Without any forensic evidence, he’ll go free, and poor old Mrs. Moxley to her grave without justice for her daughter”


He did a huge chunk of time and forced his family to spend millions of dollars on his defense. That’s some justice.


32 posted on 11/22/2013 7:46:35 AM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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