Skakel seeks sentence reduction for Conn. murder 

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel (SKAY'-kul) will seek a reduction in his sentence of 20 years to life in prison for killing his Connecticut neighbor when they were teenagers in 1975.

Skakel is a nephew of Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy. He'll appear Tuesday before a three-judge panel in Middletown that reviews sentences.

Skakel was sentenced in 2002 after he was convicted of bludgeoning 15-year-old Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in wealthy Greenwich (GREN'-ich). Moxley's brother and mother are expected to attend the hearing.

Prosecutor Susann Gill says she'll argue the sentence is appropriate.

Skakel attorney Hope Seeley says she'll focus on the fact he was only 15 at the time of the crime.

Skakel has tried unsuccessfully for years to get his conviction overturned.

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