Conn. Court Denies Bail for Skakel
The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has denied Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's request for bail while the appeal of his murder conviction is pending.

The state's high court issued the ruling Friday without comment.

Skakel, a nephew of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was convicted in June of beating Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in Greenwich when they were 15-year-old neighbors in 1975.

He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in August, more than 2 1/2 years after his arrest.

His attorneys have cited numerous issues they plan to raise on appeal, including a statute of limitations and the transfer of the case from juvenile to adult court.

Oral arguments on the appeal are not expected until next year.

Skakel is being held at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown.

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