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Robert Kennedy's killer is not paroled


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Robert Kennedy’s killer is not paroled

Status: 01/14/2022 | Reading time: 2 minutes Sirhan Sirhan at a hearing in 2016 Source: AP/Gregory Bull Find content from Podigee here In order to interact with or display content from Podigee and other social networks, we need your consent. Enable social networks Sirhan Sirhan has been in prison for 53 years for the murder of US politician Robert F. Kennedy. A parole board recommended his release, but the California governor now rejected it, saying it was “one of the most notorious crimes in American history”. The murderer of US politician Robert F. Kennedy, who has been imprisoned for more than five decades, will not be released on parole. The California governor Gavin Newsom spoke out on Thursday (local time) against the release of the 77-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy’s assassination in 1968 is one of the most notorious crimes in American history, Newsom wrote in a statement. After decades in prison, Sirhan has not shown the necessary insight that would prevent him from making further dangerous decisions. A parole board in California voted in favor of Sirhan’s release in August. Sirhan has been in prison for 53 years and had now made his 16th appeal for clemency. The commission’s decision was presented to the California governor, who has now rejected it. Also read Ethel Kennedy (93), widow of Robert F. Kennedy, and six of their eleven children appeared “deeply relieved” by Newsom’s decision in a joint statement on Thursday. A photo of Robert F. Kennedy in the John F. Kennedy Museum in Boston Source: REUTERS Two Kennedy sons spoke out in favor of Sirhan’s release. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote in a letter to the parole board in August that he believed his father recognized Sirhan’s impressive rehabilitation, the Los Angeles Times reported. Douglas Kennedy said prisoners should be released when they no longer pose a threat to themselves or others. Also read the interview with Oliver Stone Sirhan, a Jerusalem-born Palestinian, shot and killed Kennedy in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968 – just hours after he had won the California primary to nominate the Democratic US presidential nominee. The US judiciary assumed that Kennedy’s pro-Israel attitude was the motive of the then 24-year-old perpetrator. Kennedy’s brother, US President John F. Kennedy, had been shot dead five years earlier in Dallas (Texas). Sirhan was sentenced to death in 1969. After California suspended the death penalty in 1972, the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.


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