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Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

California has been rocked by a decision by the California Attorney General's Office to pardon , after 53 years, the alleged perpetrator of the assassination of Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy , Sirhan Sirch .

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

A Palestinian refugee had assassinated Robert Kennedy – John F. Kennedy's younger brother – on June 5, 1968 “(two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King) outside the Ambassador Hotel in California .

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

Sirhan, then 24, had claimed after his arrest that he had killed the then New York Senator – and by many favorites in the upcoming presidential election – because he ” disagreed with his friendly stance towards Israel” .

The previous 15 applications for the pardon of 77-year-old Sirhan, had no luck, as reminded by the Washington Post.

However, the 16th, which was examined last Friday, was accepted, although the decision alone is not enough to release him , the Associated Press noted. The application will be judged by the California State Board within the next 90 days. He will then be sent to the office of the governor of the state, who has another 30 days to approve the release decision or to reject it or even amend the decision.

If Sirhan Sirhan is released, he will remain under house arrest for six months, where he will attend a special penitentiary program and participate in Alcoholics Anonymous sessions.

The Kennedy family's Benjamin is in favor of the release of his father's killer.

The reason why the California Prosecutor's Office suggested the release of Sirhan Sirhan on parole was the release of one of the eight children of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was born just days before his assassination.

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

In a letter to the California Attorney General, Kennedy – who met Sirhan in prison in 2018, where the killer asked him to forgive him for the crime he committed – states: ” Since no one is able to talk about on behalf of his father, which would be based on the principles of forgiveness and justice, I am convinced that he (Robert F. Kennedy) would also ask for pardon from Sirhan Sirhan, because of the sincere repentance he showed for his crime . ” .

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

Robert F. Kennedy's other six children oppose pardoning Sirhan Sirhan

The prospect of pardoning a Palestinian sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy has sparked controversy among the senator's descendants.

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

Six of his other children oppose the Attorney General's pardon proposal and in a letter to the Democratic Gov. of California request that he reject the Attorney General's motion.

“He deprived our father of his family and himself of America,” the heirs said in a typical excerpt from the letter, according to the Guardian.

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

In the 1980s, Sirhan had stated that he felt very ashamed and remorseful for his actions and that he felt the pain of the Kennedys for what they went through.

Who killed “Bobby Kennedy”

During the assassination of the Democratic presidential candidate, five other people around him were injured at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. One of them was Kennedy's assistant and friend, Paul Schroeder.

Schreid, now 96, is a proponent of the theory that there was a second executor, from whose bullets RFK was killed. He was even in the last hearing, supporting the release of Sirhan.

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

The night of the murder

Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968 , five years after the assassination of his brother John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas, Kennedy, 42, was declared the winner of the Democratic primary in California and was his new hope for the presidency .

He gave a short speech in the large ballroom of the Abbassador Hotel, packed with supporters, and walked with his custody to the press conference room, crossing the corridor behind the kitchen.

There, Sirhan suddenly came in front of him, shooting him and injuring five others, causing a pandemonium . A bullet found Kennedy in the brain and he died 26 hours later in hospital, despite the titanic efforts of doctors.

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

Sirhan was arrested on the spot and convicted by a jury in 1969. All his appeals were rejected.

The unanswered, until today. questions and conspiracy theories around murder

But there are many questions : Kennedy was shot four times in the back while Sirhan was in front of him. The deadly bullet found him so close to his head that there were traces of gunpowder in his hair , according to medical examiner Thomas Nogucci. Was there a second executor?

At the same time, many bullet holes were found in the ceiling and the frames in the surrounding doors, much more than eight that could hold Sirhan's revolver. Prosecutors at the trial and some experts said Kennedy appeared to have turned his back on Sirhan trying to escape, so the bullets found him and also that the holes in the walls were not bullets.

Was there a second executor?

Schreid said he and the others behind Kennedy were shot by Sirhan, but that a second executor killed Kennedy . He also said that the chief police investigator lied when he testified at trial that he had tested Sirhan's gun and that the bullets were the same as those that had hit Kennedy and two others. Further investigation showed that the bullets were not the same and that it was a mistake of an employee in the service.

Salos with the decision to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy - Family feud

The head of the investigation was later found to have falsified information in other important cases. “This is not the culprit,” Schreid insists . “The important thing is to get him out of jail and then find the second executor.”

In recent years, Los Angeles police have not responded to reporters' questions about the case of the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Due to his age, Shred sent a representative to the hearing to support Sirhan's release.

The brother of the confessed murderer is waiting for him

Sirhan is waiting for his brother, Munir, who still lives in the same house in Pasadena, where the brothers grew up when refugees came from Israel. “His house is waiting for him,” he told the Post, while his neighbors have written letters of support to the Palestinian, who is in danger of deportation if he leaves, as he has never obtained US citizenship. He has even said that he does not mind leaving the United States. “There are many countries in the Arab world that have said they are ready to welcome him,” he said.

Source: thetoc.gr

Source: politis.com.cy

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