RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan will remain in prison

Sirhan Sirhan reacts during a parole hearing Feb. 10, 2016, at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. California Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, rejected releasing Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan from prison more than a half-century after the 1968 slaying left a deep wound during one of America’s darkest times. AP photo/Gregory Bull, Pool, file photo
Don ThompsonThe Associated PressSirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole Thursday, Jan. 13, by California’s governor, who said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that altered American history.Kennedy, a U.S. senator from New York, was shot moments after he claimed victory in California’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary. Five others were wounded during the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has cited RFK as his political hero, rejected a recommendation from a two-person panel of parole commissioners who said Sirhan, 77, should be freed. The panel’s recommendation in August had divided the Kennedy family,
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