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Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel denied parole in 1975 slaying
Fox News ^ | October 24, 2012

Posted on 10/24/2012 1:50:40 PM PDT by Zakeet

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was denied a bid for freedom Wednesday at his first parole hearing since he was convicted a decade ago of killing his neighbor in 1975.

Skakel, who proclaimed his innocence at the hearing, nodded and patted his attorney on the back after the three-person parole board read the unanimous decision. He will next be eligible for parole in 2017.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: crime; murder; parole; skakel

It's not fair ... cause everybody in the Kennedy clan is entitled to a free pass on crime ... including theft ... and tax evasion ... and assault ... and rape ... and narcotics ... and murder!

1 posted on 10/24/2012 1:50:40 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Praise God and the parole board.

The “news media” were all a flutter hoping he’d get paroled.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Zakeet

Did he say to the parole board what Douglas Kennedy said the security guards?

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/kennedy_son_baby_tantrum_ZUA4ybTM0RarGtWAvkOmzJ


3 posted on 10/24/2012 1:56:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Zakeet

What he really deserves is a date to climb the king’s rope.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 1:57:04 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Zakeet

He sure has a “Ted the Swimmer” look to him, even though they’re not blood relations.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 2:03:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Zakeet
I think as long as Martha Moxley is dead the Skakel creep should stay in prison.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 2:04:09 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Zakeet
I'd like to point out that he was up in a tree beating his meat before he killed her with the golf club. (Or was that after he killed her?)

In either case, people who aren't old enough to remember this case may need to be educated as to what nice people the Kennedys are.

7 posted on 10/24/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Total complete moron. Two day old baby. The hospital needs to observe that things are okay. This nimrod throws a hissy fit. And if something would have happened to the baby he’d go and sue the hospital for letting him take it.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Zakeet

Good for that parole board.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Zakeet

If it weren’t for Mark Fuhrman re-investigating for Martha’s mother, Skakel wouldn’t be where he is ...

Kudis to Mark ...


10 posted on 10/24/2012 2:11:58 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Zakeet

As much as I detest the kennedys, and I really detest them all, this crime was committed by this scumbag when he was 15 years-old. I recognize that he never came forward as an adult to admit his guilt but I believe his fifth amendment rights mean he doesn’t have to. That said, I don’t understand the legal theory that holds him responsible as an adult for a crime he committed as a minor. I think sentencing should reflect the responsibility we expect from a minor.

I’m not losing any sleep over his fate tho...


11 posted on 10/24/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Zakeet; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

“Why am I the ONLY one who went to jail? WAAAH WAAAHHH”


12 posted on 10/24/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Zakeet
I think that the nice little touch he threw in at the end is interesting...after beating her to death with a 9 Iron (for having rebuffed his advances) he decided to shove the shaft of the club into her body.The truly fun thing is that if he had fessed up at the beginning he would have spent a few years in a youth facility and emerged with *no criminal record*.That's how lax Connecticut's juvenile offender laws were back then.And to think that his lawyer called his cousin,heroin addict Robert F Kennedy Jr,as a character witness during his sentencing hearing.

DON'T DROP THE SOAP,TUB-O-LARD!

13 posted on 10/24/2012 2:55:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: South40

Very well put. I agree.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: muir_redwoods
"I don’t understand the legal theory that holds him responsible as an adult for a crime he committed as a minor."

Here are the State of Connecticut deliberations on the matter: http://www.ct.gov/csao/cwp/view.asp?q=286828

15 posted on 10/24/2012 3:05:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Impy
Why am I the ONLY one who went to jail? WAAAH WAAAHHH

My understating is that studies in the legal profession have consistently shown that the very famous,or those closely connected to the very famous,almost never are convicted in criminal trials.OJ...Michael Jackson..Ted Kennedy...Robert Blake...William Kennedy Smith.Phil Spector wasn't as famous and his fame was in the distant past so he was convicted.If Skakil was known in the press at the time as "Kennedy Skakil" he wouldn't have been convicted.It was no coincidence that the rapist,Bill,was "Kennedy Smith" rather than just "Smith"....that was an intentional strategy on the part of his lawyers.

16 posted on 10/24/2012 3:10:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Impy
Ooops...when listing the very famous who've avoided criminal conviction I should have mentioned America's “Husband Of The Year”,John “Dead Children Talk To Me” Edwards.
17 posted on 10/24/2012 3:18:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Zakeet

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

18 posted on 10/24/2012 3:44:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet

He’d still be playing with golf clubs today but for his last name not being Kennedy.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 3:49:06 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: South40

Bump and Ditto

TT


20 posted on 10/24/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I wonder if he still works for Fox news. I haven’t seen him for awhile.


21 posted on 10/24/2012 4:55:55 PM PDT by kara37
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Murder in Greenwich” was on last night. Great timing!


22 posted on 10/26/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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