Former Skakel attorney defends handling of trial

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Associated Press

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 27 at 2:33 AM

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — The attorney who represented Michael Skakel during his murder trial defended his handling of the case a day after the Kennedy cousin blasted his work.

Attorney Michael Sherman testified Friday in a Connecticut court, where Skakel is challenging his 2002 conviction on the grounds that he was deprived of his constitutional right to effective legal representation.

Hearst Connecticut Newspapers (http://bit.ly/Y3apei) reported that Sherman defended his work for Skakel but also testified that he still believes his former client is innocent. Testimony ended Friday; a ruling is not expected for months.

Skakel, the 52-year-old nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy, is serving 20 years to life for the 1975 golf club bludgeoning of Martha Moxley when they were 15-year-old neighbors in Greenwich.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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