Kennedy cousin denied parole in 1975 slaying
Suffield (US): Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has been denied his first bid for parole since he was convicted a decade ago of killing his teenage neighbour in 1975.
A Connecticut parole board rejected Skakel`s request following a hearing Wednesday in which he proclaimed he is innocent.
Skakel is serving 20 years to life for fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975 when they were 15. Skakel is a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F Kennedy.
The victim`s mother, Dorthy Moxley, said during the hearing that Skakel should serve at least 20 years.
The chair of the parole board, Erika Tindill, says it was odd for Skakel to ask for early release while proclaiming his innocence.
- Russian GP: Nico Rosberg wins seventh race in succession as Lewis Hamilton recovers to second spot
- No need for cash; pay through mobile phone at Café Coffee Day now
- VVIP chopper scam: RSS mouthpiece dares Congress to reveal who's 'Signora Gandhi' mentioned in Italian court
- EPL: Anthony Martial strikes as Manchester United make Leicester City wait for title
- PM Modi visits Varanasi, launches 'e-boats' at Assi Ghat: In Pics