Robert F. Kennedy Jr. drops bombshell about his cousin in explosive new book

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says There's Proof His Cousin Isn't a Killer

In his new book titled "Framed," Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says his cousin Michael Skakel was wrongly convicted of the 1975 murder of a 15-year-old girl.

Skakel was convicted in 2002 for the death of Martha Moxley, but more than 10 years later, a Connecticut judge threw out the conviction, saying Skakel's attorney mishandled the case.

The Connecticut Supreme Court is currently deciding whether Skakel will be sent back to prison or get a new trial.

Kennedy claims in his book that he has evidence proving Skakel didn't kill Moxley and that instead, two other teenage boys murdered her.

See photos of Robert F. Kennedy throughout his life:

Robert F. Kennedy (life, assassination)
See Gallery
Robert F. Kennedy (life, assassination)
16th March 1938: Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888 - 1969), the American Ambassador and financier with his wife and five of their nine children at the Princes Gate home in London. Left to right: Kathleen, Edward (who became a Democratic senator), Joseph Kennedy, wife Rose Kennedy, Patricia (1924 - 2006), Jean and Robert, who became a Democratic senator before his assassination. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
circa 1964: Outside his residence at number 10 Downing Street, London, the British prime minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home, right, shakes hands with Robert Kennedy, US attorney general, and brother of the assassinated American president. Kennedy is in London for talks with the British government. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Keystone/Getty Images)
A family pay their respects at the John F Kennedy Memorial after the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, Runnymede, Surrey, England, 6th June 1968. (Photo by Tilbury/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
6th June 1969: Mrs Stephen Smith and her daughters place flowers on the grave of her late brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy following a memorial service at the grave site on the first anniversary of the late Senatorfs death. (Photo by Gene Forte/Keystone/Getty Images)

In an interview with People magazine, Kennedy said, "My aim is not to persuade people that [they] committed the crime. I believe that they did, and I believe that the evidence is almost incontrovertible."

SEE MORE: Did Robert F. Kennedy stray in his marriage? New book reveals shocking rumors of infidelity

Neither of the two men Kennedy names in his book have ever been charged in connection with Moxley's death.

But one of Skakel's lawyers has a different theory to who killed Moxley.

According to The New York Times, Hubert Santos told the Connecticut Supreme Court that he believes Skakel's older brother Thomas murdered Moxley.

Thomas is the last known person seen with Moxley before she died in 1975, but police have never charged him with a crime.

Kennedy's book "Framed" hits shelves July 12.

This video includes clips from CBS and ABC and images from Getty Images.Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

RELATED: Did Robert F. Kennedy cheat on his wife? Watch the video below for the scathing allegations:
Robert F. Kennedy Flirted and May Have Been Unfaithful to His Wife, Book Claims

More from
Heidi Klum makes out with her boyfriend at Wimbledon
Roland Martin tells Wendy Williams to 'shut the hell up'
Nicky Hilton Rothschild gives birth to a baby girl

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.