HARTFORD, Conn. — The state Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, clearing the way for his murder trial in the 1975 beating death of a Greenwich neighbor when both were teenagers.
In a unanimous decision, the justices dismissed Skakel's bid to have his case transferred to juvenile court. No trial date has been set.
Skakel, a nephew of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is charged with the murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley, who was killed with a golf club.
No arrests were made for more than 24 years after the killing. Skakel was charged in January 2000 and later arraigned as a juvenile because he was 15 when his neighbor died.