The man convicted for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan, was recently recommended for parole in San Diego. The Senator was assassinated during a presidential campaign in Los Angeles in 1968, and two commissioners of the California Board of Parole have already made their recommendation after they went through the review of the accused’s record in prison.
They also took into account the hearing from two of Kennedy’s sons, as stated by The Associated Press.
It Could Take Months For A Final Decision Regarding Sirhan Sirhan
The decision of the commissioners is still under review, and final approval is being awaited from the governor of California. This process could very well take up to four months. Sirhan Sirhan, now 77, was convicted of the murder in 1969 and given the death penalty. But in 1972, the Supreme Court of California ruled out capital punishment- considering it unconstitutional, and Sirhan was resentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole- with good behavior.
The shooting of the Senator occurred in the kitchen area of the Ambassador Hotel, where Kennedy was just concluding his victory speech after winning the Democratic presidential primary vote from California and was quite close to winning the party nomination. Kennedy and five other people were shot as the entourage made their way through the kitchen of the hotel. Although Sirhan Sirhan was apprehended on the scene, with a gun in hand, there have been several people who have pushed forward different versions of the same.
One of the major theories on the case states that Sirhan Sirhan was probably hypnotized or programmed to shoot the Senator. Some others have stated there were probably other shooters, as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated that he didn’t believe Sirhan shot his father.