State of Connecticut vs. Michael Skakel
The sentencing proceeding in the case of
State of Connecticut vs. Michael Skakel is scheduled to take place
commencing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at the Superior
Courthouse located at 17 Belden Ave. in Norwalk.
Those news organizations that received
credentials for the trial are credentialed for the sentencing. Reporters for
those credentialed news organizations must pick up new identification tags
as they come into the courtroom on the 28th.
Credentialed news organizations are advised
to have their reporters/ correspondents arrive
between 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. There will be no guarantee of a seat if a
reporter arrives after the proceeding has begun.
Credentialed reporters should be in their
seats, in the designated press section, by 9:30 a.m. These seating
arrangements will remain in effect until the sentencing proceeding is
No interviews may be conducted in the
courtroom or in the courthouse. Interviews may occur only in the designated
media pen located behind the courthouse.
The news media will be allowed to use their
cellular telephones inside the courthouse immediately after the sentencing.
They must do so, however, toward the back of the building; Judicial Marshals
will be available to direct them to the appropriate location. Until that
time, cell phones may not be used inside of the courthouse.
Cell phones and beepers will be allowed into
the courtroom as long as they are muted.
Other rules in effect during the trial remain
in place. The Judicial Branch reserves the right to modify any of the rules
due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please call Rhonda Stearley-Hebert, Manager
of Communications, with questions, (860) 757-2270.