Robert F Kennedy’s assassin denied parole

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Washington, Jan 14 : California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday denied parole to Sirhan Sirhan, who has been serving a life sentence for assassinating US presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy in 1968, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.

Newsom made the announcement on Thursday after a California review board in August recommended Sirhan be released from prison, subject to review by the board’s legal staff and by the governor himself.

Sirhan had previously been denied parole 15 times.

Newsom however said that he disagreed with the findings of the Board of Parole Hearings that the 77-year-old was suitable for parole.

Sirhan was convicted of shooting Kennedy, 42, in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968.


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