Breaking news today out of Connecticut where the state supreme court has ordered a new trial for Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel over the murder of then 15-year-old Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975:

Skakel’s attorney at the trial, Michael Sherman, pleaded guilty in 2010 for failure to file federal income taxes. Skakel’s new legal team had argued that Sherman was more

On Wednesday, Sherman, a 63-year-old Greenwich lawyer and resident, found himself on the other end of the news talk shows after he pleaded guilty in federal court to two misdemeanor charges of willfully failing to pay his 2001 and 2002 federal income taxes. Prior to his plea, Sherman paid about $400,000 of the $420,710 in taxes, interest and penalties owed for those years.

U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall set Sept. 27 for sentencing, at which time Sherman faces up to a year in prison and a $200,000 fine on each charge.

In his appeals, Skakel claimed “that Sherman was more interested in collecting fees to settle Sherman’s own financial problems than in defending Skakel.

Skakel’s relationship to the Kennedy clan:

Skakel had been previously convicted of the crime in 2002:

The conviction was upheld in a 2016 ruling, but that was reversed today:

Skakel, however, “has been free since late 2013 while the court considered this latest appeal.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called Skakel “guilty as hell” and says today’s ruling is a “disgrace”:

How devastating this must be for Martha’s family right now after all these years:

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