Thursday, December 9, 2021

Sirhan Sirhan

Gov. Gavin Newsom will decide the fate of 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.

On June 5, 1968, Kennedy was shot. He died the next day at age 42.
Sirhan has served 53 years. 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 Christian Palestinian from Jordan, has acknowledged he 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 when he was shot.