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Connecticut / Skakel Murder Trial / Verdict #703107

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 07, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Norwalk: Deborah Feyerick) The verdict in the Connecticut trial of Michael Skakel for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley featured; details given of the evidence linking Skakel to the crime, including an audiotape made by Michael; courtroom sketches shown. [Victim's mother Dorthy MOXLEY - says this is Martha's day.] [Brother David SKAKEL - backs Michael.] [Prosecutor Jonathan BENEDICT - says Skakel's words did him in.] [Skakel's lawyer Mickey SHERMAN - reacts.] The possible grounds for appeal discussed. (Artist: Christine Cornell)

(Studio: Aaron Brown, Jeffrey Toobin) The conviction of the Kennedy cousin, including Benedict's astonishing closing argument and the oddities of the case, discussed; excerpt played for Michael's audiotape about the events of the night of the murder. [Outside courthouse, BENEDICT - says he wanted to "catch the defense with their pants down."]

Brown, Aaron;
Feyerick, Deborah;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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