Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole

Kennedy killer's appeal for release rejected 14th time
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2011 11:33 PM CST
Sirhan Sirhan, right, is seen with attorney Russell E. Parsons in Los Angeles, 1968.   (AP Photo/File)
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(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 described his wounding of five other people as "flesh wounds" when the injuries were in fact more serious.

A parole commissioner told the 66-year-old killer, who was chided several times for interruptions, that he had failed to seek out self-help programs and his behavior was immature, CNN notes. He expressed disappointment as Sirhan "vaguely made references to conspiracies." Sirhan now claims he was brainwashed and doesn't remember killing Kennedy. Click here for that story. (Read more Sirhan Sirhan stories.)

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