October 23rd, 2013
09:00 PM ET

Michael Shakel's murder conviction overturned

Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, was convicted in 2002 for the 1975 murder of his teenager neighbor Martha Moxley.

Kennedy on Skakel retrial order: 'It's a blessed event'

Skakel was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, but now a judge has overturned the conviction - citing Skakel's defense was "constitutionally deficient."

He's getting a new trial.

Outfront: Paul Callan is a former new york city prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney and a cnn legal analyst.

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