STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Juvenile Court judge found sufficient evidence Thursday to try Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in the 1975 slaying of a neighbor girl, but ordered an investigation into whether the 39-year-old man should be tried as an adult or a juvenile.
Skakel is charged with murder in the death of 15-year-old Martha Moxley, who was bludgeoned with a golf club. The case is being handled for the time being in juvenile court because Skakel was 15 at the time.
After a hearing held in June, Judge Maureen Dennis ruled Thursday that enough evidence exists to try Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel.
But she ordered an investigation before she rules on a prosecution request to transfer the case to adult court.
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