Friday, 03 March 2023 09:50

News: California Panel Rejects Parole Again for Robert Kennedy Assassin

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Lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan has accused the panel of bending to the will of California’s governor, who opposes his parole.

A panel in the United States has denied parole for Robert Kennedy’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, saying the 78-year-old prisoner still lacks insight into what caused him to shoot the senator and presidential candidate in 1968. Sirhan’s lawyer Angela Berry disputed that assertion, saying Sirhan has shown that awareness and that his psychiatrists have said for decades that he is unlikely to re-offend or be a danger to society.

Two years ago, a different California parole board had agreed with Berry, voting to release Sirhan, but Governor Gavin Newson rejected the decision in 2022. Berry said she believes the new board members on Wednesday were influenced by the California governor as well as by the lawyers representing Kennedy’s widow and some of his children. Several relatives of the slain politician, though not all, are opposed to Sirhan’s release.

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