But prosecutor John Smriga said the state's case was tested in several appeals and the conviction was upheld.
acknowledged the lack of DNA evidence and witnesses to the crime, but said the evidence consisted of many little pieces that he
compared to a jigsaw puzzle his
predecessor explained to the jury.
"We're prepared to do that again if necessary," Smriga
sought higher bail for Skakel
than the $500,000 proposed by Santos, noting the brutality of the crime and Skakel's