Report: Michael Skakel Conviction Upheld
The decision won't be out until tomorrow, but Dorothy Moxley, mother of Martha Moxley, tells the Associated Press that prosecutors called her to tell her the Connecticut Supreme Court has rejected Michel Skakel's appeal.
Skakel's trial lawyer, Mickey Sherman, who did not represent Skakel in the appeal, said it's news to him.
"Nothing will ever change my opinion that an innocent man is in jail," he said. "He's simply not guilty."
Skakel was 15 at the time Martha Moxley was murdered. Had he been charged in 1977 when the murder occurred, he would have been tried in juvenile court and if convicted, received a sentence of no more than two years. That's how juveniles were treated back then in Connecticut.
Had Skakel not been related to the Kennedys, he probably never would have been charged and I doubt he would have been convicted.
From my earlier take on the case.
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