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45 Years to the Day of the Murder, a Break for Skakel

There will be no retrial for Kennedy cousin accused of killing Martha Moxley in 1975

(Newser) - A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel won't face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. said...

Camelot Fades With Loss of Last Kennedy Sibling

The family's mystique remains, scholar says

(Newser) - Camelot's inner circle is just about gone—though its spirit, some say, is very much alive. Wednesday's death of Jean Kennedy Smith, former US ambassador to Ireland and the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, virtually erases those who were closest to the assassinated 35th president,...

Test Reveals Saoirse Kennedy Hill's Cause of Death

It was an accidental OD from alcohol, methadone, prescription drugs

(Newser) - The autopsy for Saoirse Kennedy Hill in August didn't offer much insight into how she died, but now the toxicology tests are in: The death certificate for the 22-year-old notes she suffered an accidental overdose from a lethal mix of alcohol, methadone, and prescription drugs, per WCVB . Besides the...

Statement Issued About Saoirse Kennedy Hill's Autopsy

No signs of trauma were found

(Newser) - A completed autopsy offers little insight into the Thursday death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill . Reuters quotes a statement from the district attorney's office as saying Friday's autopsy "has revealed no trauma inconsistent with lifesaving measures." Cause of death will be determined once the toxicology report is...

RFK Jr. Is Family—but He's Dead Wrong
We're All
Family. But
RFK Jr. Is
So Wrong

We're All Family. But RFK Jr. Is So Wrong

Three Kennedys resist his anti-vaccination claims

(Newser) - With measles on the rise again, three voices are standing up to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s claims about vaccines—and they're all Kennedys. "We love Bobby," write siblings Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Joseph Kennedy II, and niece Maeve Kennedy McKean, at Politico . "...However, on...

Court Reverses Itself in Kennedy Clan Murder Case

Connecticut Supreme Court vacates conviction of Michael Skakel

(Newser) - The infamous murder case involving Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has just taken another, and perhaps final, turn. Connecticut's Supreme Court on Friday vacated his murder conviction in the 1975 slaying of neighbor Martha Moxley, ruling 4-3 that his defense team did a lousy job representing him, reports the Hartford ...

New Images of JFK's Fairy-Tale Wedding Surface

13 'unpublished' photos, negatives sell for $34K at auction

(Newser) - Thirteen photographs from John F. Kennedy's wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier have been printed for what may be the first time since the images were taken 60 years ago. An unnamed Las Vegas doctor bought the negatives, each paired with a print, at a Boston auction yesterday for $34,073....

The Kennedys Finds a Home
 The Kennedys Finds a Home 

The Kennedys Finds a Home

Controversial miniseries will air in April

(Newser) - Good news for those of you who really, really wanted to watch JFK (or at least, Greg Kinnear’s version of him) discussing his need for “strange ass” : The Kennedys has found a home. After getting booted from the History Channel (reportedly by two of the Kennedys themselves ),...

8 Most Shocking Kennedys Scenes
8 Most Shocking
Kennedys Scenes

8 Most Shocking Kennedys Scenes

Let's just say, there's a lot of sex

(Newser) - Word is the Kennedys miniseries got axed because some of the actual Kennedys didn’t like it —and now the Daily Beast has a better idea why that might be so. The site got an early copy of the script, and reports on eight salacious scenes:
  • Joe Kennedy Sr.

Who Killed The Kennedys? Caroline, Maria Shriver

The cousins lobbied strongly for its demise, sources say

(Newser) - The Kennedys themselves were behind the History Channel’s eleventh-hour yanking of The Kennedys, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter. No advertisers or sponsors complained about the controversial miniseries, which was called "vindictive" and "malicious" by a former JFK aide, but both Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver have close...

History Channel Pulls Plug on 'The Kennedys'

Epic 8-part miniseries yanked after complaints of inaccuracies

(Newser) - The Kennedys cost big bucks and stars big names like Tom Wilkinson and Greg Kinnear, but it's not going to see the light of day on the History Channel. The network yanked the epic, controversial eight-part miniseries—its most expensive program ever—yesterday after deeming the completed work "not...

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