Updated: Friday, 23 Apr 2010, 3:00 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 23 Apr 2010, 3:00 PM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Michael Skakel plans to ask the Connecticut Supreme Court to reconsider its rejection of his appeal of his conviction for the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor.
The high court ruled 4-1 earlier this month against Skakel's bid for a new trial, saying a claim implicating two other men in the killing was not credible.
Skakel -- a nephew of Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel -- was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2002 for fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club in a wealthy Connecticut suburb.
Hope Seeley, Skakel's attorney, filed papers in federal court, where she has another appeal, noting that she plans to file a motion for reconsideration of the state Supreme Court ruling by the end of the month.