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RFK Jr. Searching for New Investigation Into His Father’s Loss of life

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Robert Kennedy Jr. had a three-hour jail assembly in California together with his father’s convicted killer and left satisfied there needs to be a brand new investigation into the homicide, he instructed The Washington Put up.

Kennedy, who didn’t reveal the main points of his jailhouse speak with Sirhan Sirhan, believes there was a second gunman when Robert Kennedy was fatally shot on the Ambassador Lodge in Los Angeles after profitable the Democratic presidential major in California on June 5, 1968.

“There have been too many bullets,” RFK Jr. instructed the Put up in an interview printed Saturday. “You possibly can’t fireplace 13 pictures out of an eight-shot gun.” Kennedy was additionally shot from behind, in accordance with the post-mortem report, although Sirhan was in entrance of him, in accordance with witnesses.

Sirhan, who’s presently serving a life time period, admitted taking pictures Kennedy however stated on the time he had no recollection of doing so. Kennedy, 64, known as Sirhan’s trial extra of a “penalty listening to” than an actual trial. 

“I feel it’s unlucky that the case by no means went to a full trial as a result of that might have compelled the press and prosecutors to give attention to the evident discrepancies within the narrative that Sirhan fired the pictures that killed my father,” he instructed the Put up.

“I used to be disturbed that the unsuitable particular person may need been convicted of killing my father,” stated Kennedy, who met with Sirhan late final yr. “My father was the chief legislation enforcement officer on this nation. I feel it will have disturbed him if someone was put in jail for against the law they didn’t commit.”

One of many different 5 victims who survived the taking pictures that night, Paul Schrade, who suffered a bullet wound to the pinnacle, has lengthy known as for a brand new investigation. He’s satisfied that Sirhan shot him and the opposite 4 victims, however {that a} second gunman killed Kennedy.

“As painful because it was for me to pursue, I knew that Individuals deserved to know the reality about what actually occurred to Robert Kennedy, whose demise — just like the demise of President Kennedy — modified the course of American historical past perpetually, Shrade, a former regional official of the United Auto Employees, wrote in Huffpost in 2013.

The case is formally closed. Kennedy stated he doesn’t know if he’ll have the ability to change that.


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