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Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel seeks release on bond

HARTFORD — Lawyers for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed a motion Thursday seeking his release from prison on bond while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley.

Skakel’s conviction was set aside Wednesday by Judge Thomas Bishop, who ruled that Skakel’s trial lawyer, Michael Sherman, failed to adequately represent Skakel when he was found guilty in 2002 in the golf club bludgeoning of Moxley when they were both 15.

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