Michael Skakel is once again gearing up to fight for his freedom.
The 52-year-old Kennedy cousin, who was convicted in 2002 for the murder of Martha Moxley in Greenwich in 1975, is due in court next month for a habeas corpus trial, where those incarcerated can challenge their imprisonment.
Skakel alleges his lawyer, Mickey Sherman, did not adequately defend him, the Danbury News Times reports.
Skakel, who has maintained his innocence in Moxley's death, was denied parole in October. If he wins next month's trial, Skakel's conviction would be vacated, according to the News Times. The prosecution would then likely appeal that decision. After that, Skakel could also be tried again for the crime, but the prosecution might decide to drop the case.
Skakel is the nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.