Michael Skakel

Jessica Hill / AP

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.

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Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's conviction for a 1975 murder was the result of a myriad of poor decisions by his trial lawyer, who failed to tell jurors that his brother might have committed the killing, Skakel's appellate attorney told the Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Outside the courtroom, Skakel's cousin Robert F. Kennedy Jr. repeated previous statements he has made about evidence showing two other men killed teenager Martha Moxley, who was bludgeoned to death with a golf club in the wealthy Greenwich neighborhood where she and the Skakel family lived at the time.

Kaomi Goetz

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday after posting a $1.2 million bail. A judge granted bail after his 2002 murder conviction was thrown out. WSHU’s Kaomi Goetz attended the hearing and has more.

Ebong Udoma

A Connecticut judge ruled on Wednesday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel cannot be immediately released from prison while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 slaying of his neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club. The judge did lift a stay clearing the way for Skakel to seek bail at a later date.