Kennedy cousin granted bail as he awaits new murder trial

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Michael Skakel, center, listens to Judge Thomas Bishop's ruling during a hearing in Rockville Superior court Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Vernon, Conn., to determine if he can be released while awaiting a new trial in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley. Judge Bishop ordered a new trial for Skakel last month, saying his trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to adequately represent him in 2002 when Skakel was found guilty of bludgeoning Moxley with a golf club when they were 15-year-old neighbors in wealthy Greenwich.The judge said Skakel cannot be released immediately while he awaits a new trial, but he did lift a stay, which could clear the way for Skakel to seek bail later. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, Pool)