Sirhan Sirhan

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RFK Assassin Denied Parole After Dramatic Hearing

Man shot by Sirhan says somebody else killed Kennedy

(Newser) - Sirhan Sirhan didn't kill Robert F. Kennedy, according to a man who was shot in the head the same night Kennedy was assassinated. Paul Schrade, a 91-year-old Kennedy family friend and former labor leader, told Sirhan's parole hearing on Wednesday that he believes Sirhan was the one who... More »

RFK Witness: I Heard 2nd Shooter

Nina Rhodes-Hughes insists Sirhan Sirhan didn't act alone

(Newser) - In a new interview with CNN , a Robert F. Kennedy campaign volunteer and witness to his assassination insists that convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan did not act alone. "There were more than eight shots," Nina Rhodes-Hughes says. "There were at least 12, maybe 14," which would have... More »

Sirhan Was Hypnotized Before RFK Murder: Lawyers

And a bullet that convicted him was switched, attorneys say in push for appeal

(Newser) - Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan was hypnotized before he fired shots when Robert F. Kennedy was killed, and a bullet used as evidence at his trial was switched, his lawyers are arguing in their latest push for an appeal. The attorneys cite reports from experts claiming Sirhan was programmed with hypnosis... More »

In Sirhan's '68 Notes, a Calculating Assassin

The picture they paint is not one of a brainwashed killer

(Newser) - Sirhan Sirhan claims he was brainwashed into assassinating Robert F. Kennedy, but notes he purportedly wrote 42 years ago tell a different story. The handwritten four-page chronology, which he wrote in front of a member of his defense team, shows a more calculated approach. In it, Sirhan describes his... More »

Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole

Kennedy killer's appeal for release rejected 14th time

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy's assassin has been denied parole for a 14th time. A California parole board decided that Sirhan Sirhan, who has spent 42 years behind bars for the 1968 shooting, has failed to accept the magnitude of his crime, the Los Angeles Times reports. Board members noted that Sirhan... More »

Sirhan: I Was Brainwashed Into Killing RFK

Assassin says he doesn't remember killing, didn't act alone

(Newser) - It might have been a more convincing story 43 years ago, but Sirhan Sirhan now says he was brainwashed into assassinating Robert F. Kennedy, has no memory of the 1968 shooting, and did not act alone. "There is no question he was hypno-programmed," Sirhan lawyer William F. Pepper... More »

Questions Linger About Sirhan Sirhan

40 years on, conspiracy theorists still wonder about RFK's shooting

(Newser) - Sirhan Sirhan, convicted of assassinating Robert Kennedy 40 years ago this week, remains behind bars in California. Police at the time called the killing an open-and-shut case, but over the years so many have expressed doubts about the prosecution's version of events that the investigation may yet be reopened. The... More »

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