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Kennedy cousin expected to be released on bail after murder conviction overturned

From: WFSB

From: WFSB

Michael Skakel, a cousin of the Kennedy family whose murder conviction was overturned last month,  may be released from prison pending a $1.2 million dollar bail.

Superior Court Judge Gary White, who set the bail, also set conditions for Skakel. He must stay in Connecticut, wear a CPS tracking device, and if he wishes to contact the victims family he must go through his lawyer, CNN reported. 

Skakel was convicted of murdering Martha Moxley in 1975. Moxley had reportedly been partying with Skakel and others, all teenagers before her body was discovered. She had been bludgeoned and stabbed to death according to authorities.

Skakel has served 11 years out of a 20 year to life conviction, according to the Washington Post.

The conviction was overturned on grounds that he was poorly represented during the trial, reported CNN.