Skip to comments.After 11 Years in Prison, Skakel Goes Free on Bail
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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He will plead out to manslaughter and be sentenced to time served.
Is Jose Baez going to be his lawyer?
I hope his family goes broke defending this scum bag.
We’d still be rotting in jail.
Best outcome: he brags in the wrong venue, gets rectified.
Bootleg $$$ buys a lot. . . .
JFK still magic 50 years after death.
Some people are more equal than others.
Throwing the family a bone on the 50th anniversary of their big day.
Yep, and I believe in Karma. Perhaps the big *K* has invaded Camelot over the years.
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.
Without any forensic evidence, he’ll go free, and poor old Mrs. Moxley to her grave without justice for her daughter.
I agree. . . . . .Could not happen top a more deserving family. . . .
It's not enough but he got 11 years of soap-on-a-rope. Losing the best years of his putrid life.
Where’s Elin Nordegren when you really need her?
If we are to believe this report, no he didn’t.
**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.**
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.
Wonder what the Thanksgiving dinner will be like in the Skakel household? Will brother Thomas be invited?
**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.”**