Here's an in-depth look at the life of Michael Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.
Personal: Birth date: September 19, 1960
Birth name: Michael Skakel
Father: Rushton Skakel Sr.
Mother: Anne Skakel
Marriage: Margot Sheridan (1991 - 2001, divorced)
Children: George, 1999
Education: Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, B.A., 1993
Other Facts: Both Skakel and victim Martha Moxley were 15 years old at the time, and lived near each other in Greenwich, Connecticut.
His older brother, Tommy, and their live-in tutor, Kenneth Littleton, were also suspects.
Prosecutors claimed Skakel killed Moxley in a jealous rage.
Dominick Dunne's 1993 bestselling novel "A Season in Purgatory" is based on the case.
Timeline: October 30, 1975 - Martha Moxley fails to return home after her evening out concludes with a stop at the Skakel home to visit Tommy and Michael Skakel, Kennedy nephews by marriage.
October 31, 1975 - Martha's body is discovered around midday. She was beaten to death with a golf club, which is found near her body. Tommy Skakel is questioned by the police.
1994 - Michael Skakel works as an aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy's re-election campaign.
1998 - Two books based on the crime are published - "Greentown," by Timothy Dumas, and "Murder in Greenwich," by Mark Fuhrman.
June 17, 1998 - Superior Court Judge George Thim begins an 18-month one-person grand jury to review the information gathered by investigators.
January 19, 2000 - An arrest warrant for an unnamed juvenile is issued in the Moxley murder. Later the same day, Skakel surrenders to police and is released on $500,000 bond.
June 21, 2000 - At a pre-trial hearing, two of Skakel's former classmates at the Elan School in Maine testify that he had confessed to them back in the 1970s, "I'm gonna get away with murder. I'm a Kennedy."
January 31, 2001 - The courts rule Skakel will be tried as an adult.
May 7, 2002 - Testimony begins in the case.
June 7, 2002 - Skakel is convicted and is incarcerated at Garner Correctional Institution in Newton, Connecticut.
August 29, 2002 - Skakel is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in April 2013.
November 2002 - He is transferred to Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, Connecticut.
April 14, 2003 - Skakel is transferred to MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield, Connecticut.