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Kennedy cousin Skakel up for parole in Conn.

Victim’s kin want him held for life

NEW HAVEN — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who will get his first parole hearing Wednesday, deserves to be released from prison a decade after he was convicted of killing his neighbor because he was a victim of a miscarriage of justice and has been a model inmate, his supporters say.

But the victim’s relatives want Skakel kept in prison the rest of his life, saying he was properly convicted and has shown no remorse.

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