NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has lost his bid for a new trial in the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor in a wealthy Connecticut suburb.
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday upheld Skakel's murder conviction in a 4-1 decision.
Skakel is a nephew of Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel. He once lived in Hobe Sound.
He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2002 for fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club when they were neighbors in Greenwich.
The 49-year-old Skakel had asked for a new trial after another man implicated his two friends in the killing. A judge turned that request down in 2007. Skakel then appealed to the high court.
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