Monday, June 6, 2022

Sirhan Sirhan

Gov. Gavin Newsom will not release Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of killing Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Sirhan Sirhan, 77, told the California Parole Board at this 16th bid for freedom that he wanted to live in peace. Sirhan has served 53 years.

Robert Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968. He died the next day at age 42.
Sirhan’s shifting narrative about his assassination of Kennedy is seen as refusal to accept responsibility. RFK was a Democratic presidential candidate when he was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after delivering a victory speech in a California primary. Sirhan, a Palestinian from Jordan, was angry at Kennedy for his support of Israel.

Juan Romero was a busboy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and went to Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s aid.