US: Kennedy’s cousin Skakel up for parole

Michael Skakel is serving 20 years to life for beating Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in Greenwich.

New Haven: Supporters of Kennedy’s cousin, Michael Skakel, say he deserves to be paroled after serving a decade in prison for a 1975 killing, but the victim`s family says he should remain imprisoned the rest of his life.

Skakel`s first parole hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Suffield. Officials say Skakel is eligible to be released in April if parole officials approve it.

The 52-year-old Skakel is serving 20 years to life for beating Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in Greenwich when they were 15-year-old neighbours. Skakel is a nephew of Robert F Kennedy`s widow, Ethel Kennedy.

Skakel`s supporters say he`s a model inmate and was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Moxley`s mother and brother say he was properly convicted and shows no remorse.

PTI

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