November 24, 2003 - Attorneys file an appeal, seeking to overturn his murder conviction.
January 13, 2006 - The conviction is upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
November 13, 2006 - The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Skakel's appeal, meaning his conviction still stands.
April 17, 2007 - Skakel's petition for a new trial begins. Former high school classmate Gitano "Tony" Bryant says two of his friends were involved in the murder, not Skakel.
October 25, 2007 - Petition for new trial is denied as the judge finds statements not credible that Bryant and his two friends, all African-American, could go unnoticed in the mostly white neighborhood.
November 6, 2007 - Skakel's lawyers file a writ of habeas corpus and petition for a new trial in federal district court.
September 27, 2010 - Skakel's lawyers file for a new appeal claiming that his trial attorney, Michael Sherman, was incompetent in that he failed to obtain evidence from prosecuting attorneys pointing to other suspects and that Sherman's own financial problems drew his focus away from the case. Sherman pleaded guilty in June to failing to pay $400,000 in federal income taxes.
February 8, 2011 - Skakel testifies in his appeal hearing, the fourth attempt at overturning his conviction.
March 6, 2012 - Appeal is denied by three-judge panel of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
October 24, 2012 - Skakel is denied parole by the state parole board in Suffield, Connecticut.
October 23, 2013 - A Connecticut judge orders a new trial for Skakel, saying defense attorney Michael Sherman's representation of Skakel was "constitutionally deficient."