California governor denies parole for Bobby Kennedy’s assassin

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The man convicted of shooting dead Robert Kennedy in 1968 will not be released from prison, after California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday denied his request for parole. Sirhan Sirhan, now 77, has been behind bars for five decades — despite doubts that he fired the shots that likely changed the course of US politics. Kennedy, the younger brother of slain president John F. Kennedy, was campaigning for the Democratic nomination himself when he was gunned down in a Los Angeles hotel. A California parole board greenlit Sirhan’s request in August 2021 — after 15 previous d…

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