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“There’s no upside in this. So what? He’s got another five years in prison. What does that do for Martha? It’s a hollow victory,” he said after the hearing.

Skakel’s attorney, Hope Seeley, said the board’s decision is disappointing because Skakel is not a danger to society.

“To incarcerate Michael Skakel for at least another five years compounds the miscarriage of justice that has already occurred in this case,” she said.

Skakel, convicted in 2002, was eligible for parole consideration because of laws in place at the time of the crime including good behavior credits.