Judge Delays Skakel Sentencing
New York Times
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael
Skakel's sentencing for the 1975 murder of Martha
Moxley has been delayed until Aug. 9.
Judge John F. Kavanewsky ordered the three-week
delay after consultation with the probation officer
conducting a presentencing investigation, a court
spokeswoman said Tuesday. The original date was July
Michael Sherman, Skakel's lawyer, said the defense
also requested the delay.
``We want to make as full a presentation as
possible,'' Sherman said.
Skakel, 41, was convicted June 7 of beating Moxley
to death with a golf club when they were 15-year-old
neighbors in an exclusive Greenwich neighborhood. A
nephew of Ethel Kennedy, Skakel faces between 10
years and life in prison.
Skakel is being held at Garner Correctional
Institution in Newtown. Defense lawyers have filed
post-verdict motions raising numerous challenges to
the conviction and are expected to file an appeal