Michael Skakel Will Be Tried as Adult:
Judge orders transfer of murder case to
Norwalk/Stamford, Conn., Superior Court.
By Kellie A. Wagner - The Conn. Law Tribune
When criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman was told about Judge Maureen Dennis' decision regarding the fate of his client Michael Skakel, Sherman picked up the call using his cellular phone -- while snowboarding in Aspen, Colorado, where he was attending a criminal defense convention.
On Jan. 31 Dennis ruled that Skakel would be tried as an adult in the 1975 murder of his Greenwich, Conn., neighbor, Martha Moxley. Dennis ordered the case transferred to the Norwalk/Stamford Superior Court, ending months of speculation about whether the now 40-year-old defendant would be tried as a juvenile as 1975 law suggests, or face a jury trial as an adult.