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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:56 PM

Sherman stands by Skakel to the end (Michael Skakel=Kennedy cousin)

Source: Connecticut Post

The main scapegoat throughout the wrongful imprisonment trial of his former client Michael Skakel, celebrity lawyer Mickey Sherman exhibited an unflagging loyalty Friday to the Kennedy cousin convicted of murdering Martha Moxley.

"Mr. Skakel never admitted to me that he committed this crime and I still have that belief as well," Sherman testified in state Superior Court in Vernon.

Skakel, 52, who is serving 20 years to life in prison for the 1975 slaying of the Greenwich teenager, is seeking a new trial on the basis that Sherman did not represent his best interests when a jury convicted him in 2002.

"My allegiance was to Michael Skakel, only, and the rest of the family knew that," Sherman said.

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Michael Skakel=nephew of RFK's widow Ethel Skakel. His cousins include environmental lawyer and Ring of Fire radio host Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The Post reported yesterday that Skakel renounced his ties to the Kennedys:

Michael Skakel renounced his family ties to the Kennedys on Thursday, vehemently denying that he once bragged that he would get away with the 1975 murder of Greenwich teenager Martha Moxley because of his famous bloodline.

"It's laughable. No, the Kennedys and the Skakels are much like the Hatfields and McCoys," Skakel said. "We have a feud going way, way back."

Silent when the homicide case finally went to court in 2002, Skakel calmly stepped up to the witness stand on the eighth day of his ongoing wrongful imprisonment trial in state Superior Court in Vernon.

A hush fell over the courtroom as the 52-year-old nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy raised his hand to take the oath. When asked for his business address, he gave the street number of the MacDougall-Walker Correction Institute in Suffield, where he is serving a term of 20 years to life in prison.

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Much of Skakel's testimony amounted to a blistering indictment of his former lawyer, Mickey Sherman.

"He said he was a media whore," Skakel testified that Sherman once told him while the two were at the posh Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Skakel filed a writ of habeas corpus with the court, claiming he was deprived of a competent defense because of Sherman's starstruck and cavalier demeanor.

"I was flabbergasted at the nonchalant attitude," said Skakel, flanked by two large corrections officers, one of whom he offered a mint to when he completed his testimony, an offer that was declined.

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Reply Sherman stands by Skakel to the end (Michael Skakel=Kennedy cousin) (Original post)
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Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2013 #1
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:03 AM

1. I have a cheesy book about Ethel.

That I got at the Dollar General store. They have tell-all celebrity biographies. It's called "The Other Mrs. Kennedy".

A good read if you're into cheese that's probably true.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:15 AM

2. I don't really see how he has anything to "renounce." He has no ties of his own to the Kennedys.

He has a relative who married a Kennedy. He is not related to them by blood or by marriage. He has a relative who is related to them by marriage. He's just a schmuck in the distant background.

They certainly are taking a lot of "guilt by association" blame for him, though.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:34 AM

3. "Wrongful imprisonment?"

 

I thought the evidence was pretty clear. Michael Skakel was an overprivileged little snot who killed a girl because she wouldn't give him what he wanted. It's just a shame that he had his freedom for so many years before Martha received justice.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:10 PM

4. Can't he just stop talking?

So sick of this fucker. He put himself at the scene on the night and near the time Martha was murdered. He did it. I hope he dies in that prison.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:19 PM

5. Sherman's initial quote above is ungrammatical gibberish with no antecedent for "that belief."

 

WHAT "belief"? The belief that Skakel made no admission, and that Sherman didn't imagine one?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:34 PM

6. I think he needs to serve very single day.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:38 PM

7. Yeah, poor girl, he did it alright.

 

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