Kennedy cousin Skakel free for first time in years as he awaits new trial in '75 Conn. killing

  • by: JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 21, 2013 - 4:10 PM

STAMFORD, Conn. — No longer in handcuffs or leg shackles, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of court Thursday into the autumn chill a free man for the first time in more than a decade, released on bail while prosecutors appeal a ruling granting him a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley.

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