Proving that Michael Skakel killed Martha Moxley in 1975 may be a heavy burden for State’s Attorney Jonathan C. Benedict — but the statute of limitations may already have run out.

“I think the law is very clear that it did,” says David A. Moraghan, president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, after reviewing the old limitations statute and relevant case law. “It’s definitely an issue I would raise on a motion to dismiss,” he says.

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