The Skakel Opinion

Judge Trial Referee Thomas Bishop yesterday issued his highly anticipated decision in the Michael Skakel habeas case, finding that Skakel’s former attorney, Mickey Sherman, failed to provide a constitutionally adequate defense at Skakel’s 2002 trial for the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975.

The State has indicated that it will appeal Judge Bishop’s decision, and Skakel’s attorneys have filed a motion seeking his release on bail pending a new trial in the case.

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