Skip to comments.RFK’s killer, Sirhan Sirhan, denied parole despite a Kennedy confidant’s call for his release
Posted on 02/10/2016 9:45:13 PM PST by TroutStalker
After decades of investigation, Paul Schrade has no doubt about the identity of the man who shot him in the head shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel:
It was Sirhan Sirhan, the same gunman convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
And yet, when Schrade came face to face with Sirhan for the first time in nearly 50 years, at a parole hearing in San Diego on Wednesday, he argued that the notorious gunman wasn't Kennedy's killer.
But the panel wasn't swayed and Sirhan was denied parole for the 15th time, according to the Associated Press, which noted:
Commissioners concluded after more than three hours of intense testimony at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Center that Sirhan did not show adequate remorse or understand the enormity of his crime.
Still, the AP reported, Schrade forgave his shooter during the hearing and apologized to Sirhan not doing more to win his release.
"I should have been here long ago and that's why I feel guilty for not being here to help you and to help me," Schrade said.
The AP noted that "Schrade's voice cracked with emotion during an hour of testimony on his efforts to untangle mysteries about the events of June 5, 1968." He said he believed Sirhan shot him, the AP noted, but that a second unidentified shooter killed Kennedy.
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Find a big fat fork, and stick it in this guy.
The last time I saw a picture of Sirhan, he looked old and fat. He’s now 72, before long he’ll probably be in the prison nursing home section, and he’ll eventually die there.
If he killed a Republican, he would have been out years ago.
Why not let him out? What’s one more nut?
We have a traitor in the WH.
Our legislature is a bunch of lobbyist $$$ hungry louts in both corrupt parties.
We have a bonafide lunatic ConMan, a Commie and a Criminal running for president.
Come on, let him out; what’s one more.
Douche, Turd, and Monkey flinging poo.
Can't wait for South Park this year.
Look at the hard stare in that evil bitch’s face.
Zero remorse, ever demanding, like a typical Arab.
Not done rotting yet. May he die in prison. Curse him!
Interesting they report where he was born rather than the fact that he was a Palestinian with a Jordanian passport. I was surprised to learn that he was Christian (various denominations until he became a Rosicrucian three years before the RFK assassination).
I have had several former Richard J Donovan officers tell me it was a good place to work, but the cost of living was too high, so they had to leave.
This was the first Arab high profile terrorist attack in America. I don’t care what damn party or politics Kennedy was, dammit, they killed an American presidential candidate. Sirhan should have been executed.
He was a Christian.
Isn’t Bobby still in the grave?
His story would have been more believable if he's said there was a little boy he was attracted to. After all, in his culture, women are for making babies, boys are for fun.
Yep... he has no light in his soul at all it seems.
I forgot the news story, but the issue of “former” felons having the right to vote surfaced the other day. Naturally, the division of opinion was ample. I have no problem with former felons voting — where the “former” felon legitimately paid his dues.
But take the voting rights of former felons to the next step. Let’s say gun ownership. My question: should an individual restricted from the 2nd Amendment be released from incarceration in the context of being a “former” felon? I’m inclined to say: No! I realize that’s not an economical position given the gray areas, but a former felon should have full Constitutional rights.
Take the next step considering the rights of a predators. Can they be considered “former” felons? That is, do they deserve every Constitutional right afforded to non-predators, non-felons? AFAIC, a properly convicted predator results in perpetual conviction, so there’s no possibility of “former” felony status. But curious about other opinions.
He should have been executed long ago.
Did you notice that his eyes are not level ... creepy. I don’t think it’s a photographic fluke.
Sirhan Sirhan is a Palestinian of Jordanian citizenship. He moved with his parents to California, where he got educated, but never got American citizenship. He hated the Jews and faulted Robert Kennedy for sending 50 bombers to Israel to harm the Palestinians. His hatred of Kennedy prompted him to make intricate preparations for the assassination, including visits to the hotel to learn the layout and target practice at a gun range.
the only reason he has not been executed is because of a California Supreme Court’s decision in The People of the State of California v. Robert Page Anderson, 493 P.2d 880, 6 Cal. 3d 628 (Cal. 1972), which ruled capital punishment a violation of the California Constitution’s prohibition of cruel or unusual punishment. The California Supreme Court declared in the Anderson case that its decision was retroactive, thereby invalidating all prior death sentences imposed in California.
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