Michael Skakel case: Court throws out conviction of Kennedy cousin


Eight i'm accuweather meteorologist carl babinski wbz newsradio ten thirty i'm garowe gopi wbz news the connecticut supreme court tosses out the murder conviction of kennedy cousin michael skakel in the nineteen seventy five murder of martha moxley the ruling also calls for a new trial for skakel the nephew of robert kennedy's widow ethel but hartford current reporter ed mahoney who broke the story tells wbz it's unlikely another trial will actually happen thinking here in connecticut is that the state is not going to or will shoes not to retry because i mean the case is forty three years old witnesses died the evidence is gone so the state hasn't decided what it's gonna do and they probably won't decide for some time they could if they choose asked the supreme court in united states to review this but who knows whether they're going to do that either the court reversed a previous ruling that reinstated skakel's conviction the court reversed a previous ruling that reinstated skakel's conviction after a lower court ordered a new trial because of mistakes by skakel's lawyer after more than thirty years stan rosenberg is no longer a state senator as wbz's karyn regal reports the disgraced legislators resignation took effect late friday afternoon clocks struck five in amherst democrat stan rosenberg called it a political career he was senate president before his estranged husband was accused of using rosenberg senate stripes to abuse and harass others on beacon hill governor charlie baker says he's known rosenberg along time but he stands by his demand that rosenberg resign his representation that there was a firewall between his professional and personal life didn't exist and that was a big violation of the commitment that he made to the senate and that he made to the people in massachusetts which is called for the resignation in sports round to game four of the nhl conference semifinals at the garden ends with a win for tampa bay four three over the bruins not the lightning lead the series three two one heading into game five sunday afternoon.

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