Skakel Appeals: Here We Go Again!

Skakel's attorneys are making another attempt at a new trial

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is up to his old appeals. The celeb inmate convicted of a 1975 murder is making another bid for freedom.

Skakel was convicted in 2002 of killing Martha Moxley, 15, in their Greenwich neighborhood and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

A hearing scheduled for Thursday before the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford will focus on an appeal by Skakel's lawyers of a decision in 2007 by a state judge in Stamford.

The judge denied Skakel's bid for a new trial based on a claim that two other men killed Moxley, saying the claim was not credible.

Skakel also challenged the credibility of a star witness for the state who testified that Skakel confessed to him when they attended a private boarding school in Maine.

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