The late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's nephew, Michael Skakel, was arraigned in a Stamford, Conn., courtroom yesterday on a murder charge that dates back to 1975. Skakel's court appearance took all of four minutes, during which Skakel, who is now 39, was read his rights. He was arraigned as a juvenile because, at the time of the murder, he was 15 -- as was the victim, Martha Moxley. The Moxleys and the Skakels were neighbors in Greenwich, Conn., at the time of the murder. Moxley had been bludgeoned to death with a golf club. After his arraignment, Skakel approached Dorthy Moxley, the mother of the victim, and told her, "I feel your pain, but you've got the wrong guy." According to the Associated Press, John Moxley, Martha's brother, replied to Skakel, "We'll find out in court." With the case in juvenile court, Skakel is entitled to a "reasonable cause" hearing -- which means that prosecutors must prove that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with the case. He'll be back in court June 20.
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