Supreme Court Passes On Skakel Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is not going  to hear the state's appeal of a judge's decision to throw out Michael  Skakel's murder conviction.  

The state now must decide whether to retry  the Kennedy cousin for the 1975 Greenwich murder of Martha Moxley, when  both were 15-years-old.  

Skakel was convicted of the killing in 2002 and  sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.  

He served over a decade in  prison before a judge tossed his conviction in 2013 because of  ineffective counsel at trial.

It is unclear what Connecticut officials will do next.

They could refile their case and start from scratch or enter into a plea negotiation.

No word on when they will decide.

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