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A timeline of key developments in the Connecticut murder case against Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy, whose conviction was vacated Friday:

— Oct. 30, 1975: Greenwich teenager Martha Moxley is beaten to death with a golf club, later traced to a set owned by Michael Skakel's late mother. Moxley's battered body is found the next day under a tree on her family's estate. The case is unsolved for 25 years and is the subject of several books.

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In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor, Martha Moxley, in Greenwich.

Richard Drew / AP

A federal jury found Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco guilty on three counts of bribery and conspiracy to commit honest service fraud, in a Manhattan court room on Tuesday.

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Jury selection in the federal corruption trial for former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, his wife Linda, and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto gets underway Monday morning in Islip.

Rebekah Sherry / WSHU

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini has created a new law enforcement team that will exclusively investigate and prosecute all crimes committed by gang members in the county.

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