Margo Sheridan married Michael Skakel in 1991. She and her husband lived in Hobe Sound Fla. A wealthy neighborhood. She was a golfer.
In 1999, they had a son, George. But on January 19,2000, her husband was formally accused of the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975, when he was fifteen. He was released on bail of $500,000 in February of 2000.
That same year, Margo filed for divorce. By 2001, the divorce was final. Meanwhile, Michael had been on trial. In 2002, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years to life imprisonment.
Today, a Connecticut judge set bail at $1.2 million for Skakel, whose murder conviction in the death of Martha Moxley was vacated last month after a judge decided he did not receive adequate representation in his 2002 trial.
Stamford Superior Court Judge Gary White set several conditions for the bail, including barring Skakel from leaving Connecticut without court approval, ordering him to wear a GPS tracking device, to refrain from contacting the victim’s family, and requiring that he report to a bail commissioner.
The world has been drawn to this story mainly because of the Kennedy connection. Ethel Kennedy, Robert Kennedy’s widow, is the sister of Michael’s father.