Sirhan Sirhan to Remain in Prison: Palestinian Who Assassinated Robert F. Kennedy Denied Parole

Sirhan Sirhan to Remain in Prison: Palestinian Who Assassinated Robert F. Kennedy Denied Parole


Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian immigrant convicted of assassinating presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole Thursday.

California governor Gavin Newsom (D) said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that added a dark page to the annals of U.S. history.

Kennedy, a Democratic U.S. senator from New York, was shot within moments of claiming victory in California’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary. Five others were wounded during the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Sirhan Sirhan later said he resented Kennedy partly because of his support for Israel. He shouted he had killed Kennedy “for my country” at the scene of the crime.

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As Breitbart News reported, Sirhan Sirhan’s initial parole request was granted last August on

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