Sirhan Sirhan, RFK’s Assassin, Asks Judge for Freedom

Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, is requesting a judge free him from prison by reversing a decision by the California governor denying him parole, the Guardian reports.

In 1968, moments after the senator from New York claimed victory in California’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary, Sihran shot Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

In January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled two parole commissioners claiming that Sirhan was no longer a risk. Newsom argued Sirhan remains a threat to the public, as he has not taken responsibility for a crime that forever changed American history.

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