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Man Sues Town For Allegedly Withholding Of Evidence That Sent Him To Jail For 11 Years

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Michael Skakel is suing his Connecticut hometown and investigators for allegedly withholding evidence that could have prevented his 11-year jail term for the murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley.

Skakel’s 2002 conviction was overturned in 2018 due to his attorney’s failure to present alibi evidence.

The lawsuit alleges intentional evidence withholding, pointing to withheld sketches, lie detector results, and potential suspects. (Trending: Sports Icon Dies Suddenly At 56)

“For a sensationalized ‘Kennedy Cousin’ murder he didn’t commit, he was given 11 and a half years of his life in jail,” attorney Stephan Seeger said.

“Try picking up where you left off under that dark cloud,” the lawyer added.

“Of course, it’s not something he can walk away from – why would anybody? It’s time the untold stories on the road to wrongful conviction are heard, and it’s time those responsible are held accountable.”

“That’s what the civil rights case is all about.”

Skakel’s suit claims that evidence was “intentionally withheld from (Skakel) and his trial attorneys, all in spite of the same having been requested by the defense in the discovery process or it having been subject to other legally binding obligations to turn the same over to the Plaintiff’s defense team.”

The case also highlights alleged misconduct by investigators and claims that the murder remains unsolved.

“As a direct and proximate result of said wrongful and malicious prosecution against him, plaintiff has been caused to suffer and sustain injuries and losses,” the complaint reads.

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