HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to hear several high-profile appeals in 2016, including the state’s attempt to put Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel back in prison.
Skakel was freed on bail two years ago after a judge granted him a new trial in the slaying of Martha Moxley in Greenwich in 1975, when they were both teenagers. He served more than 11 years of a prison sentence of 20 years to life for murder.
Prosecutors are appealing the granting of a new trial. The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments by April.
Justices also will hear arguments Jan. 7 in the death penalty appeal of Russell Peeler Jr. — a case in which the court will revisit its 4-3 decision last August declaring Connecticut’s death penalty unconstitutional.