A file picture of Kennedy family nephew Michael Skakel escorted by court officers to a vehicle for his return to prison from Norwalk Superior Court in Norwalk, Connecticut after being sentenced to 20 years to life in prison August 29, 2002. REUTERS/Steven
Connecticut denies parole for Kennedy relative in 1975 murder
Posted : Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:56AM
SUFFIELD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A Connecticut parole board on Wednesday denied a request by Kennedy relative Michael Skakel for early release from prison for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley.
It was the first parole hearing for Skakel, 52, who is serving a 20-year sentence for beating his neighbor to death with a golf club when they were both 15 years old.
Skakel, who maintains his innocence, was charged with the murder in 2000.
(Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Vicki Allen)
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