Bail Set For Kennedy Cousin, $1.2 Million

Kennedy_Cousin_Bail(CNN) — A Connecticut judge on Thursday set bail at $1.2 million for Michael Skakel, a Kennedy relative who is awaiting a new trial after his conviction in the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley was overturned.

In superior court in Stamford, Judge Gary White set several conditions for the bail, including that Skakel cannot leave the state without court approval.

Other conditions: Skakel must wear a GPS tracking device; he cannot contact the victim’s family unless necessary, and must do so only through his lawyer; he must report to bail commissioner on a bi-weekly basis.

It wasn’t immediately clear when Skakel would post the bail.

Moxley’s body was found in 1975 after a night of partying with Skakel, his older brother Tommy and other teenagers in an affluent gated community in Greenwich, Connecticut. Authorities said she was bludgeoned and stabbed to death; a broken golf club was found near her body.

Source: CNN