Judge rules convicted murderer and KENNEDY cousin MICHAEL SKAKEL gets another trial in the killing of 15 year old girl allegedly with a golf club.
Skakel, 52, has been serving out a prison sentence of 20 years to life for the 1975 murder of his neighbor Martha Moxley.
Skake is the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy, was convicted in 2002 for bludgeoning Moxley to death with a golf club. They were both 15 years old at the time of the murder.
Moxley’s bludgeoned and lifeless body was discovered in the bushes in the Belle Haven area of Greenwich, Conn., on Halloween 1975.
She was murdered the night before, after spending the evening with teenaged friends, including Skakel and his older brother, Thomas, who was 17 at the time.
Authorities ruled that she had been beaten to death with a 6 iron that was eventually traced to the Skakel’s family mansion nearby.
As The ENQUIRER previously reported Skakel has made numerous attempts to get a retrial trial, steadfastly maintain his innocence.
In a bombshell ruling Connecticut judge Thomas Bishop announced in his 136-page decision that Skakel was never given a fair trial because of blunders made by his defense.
According to the Hartford Courant which obtained the legal docs in the decision, Judge Bishop declared that Skakel's defense "was in a myriad of ways ineffective."
Skakel’s murder conviction has been overturned and a new bail hearing is pending.
The murder case has been the subject of several books and the basis of a TV movie.