The man who killed Robert F Kennedy more than 50 years ago is asking a judge to overturn the ruling denying him parole.
RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan challenges his parole denial
Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy in 1968, will ask a judge to free him from prison by reversing California Governor Gavin Newsom’s denial of his parole earlier this year.
Sirhan shot Kennedy moments after the US senator from New York claimed victory in California’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary. He wounded five others during the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Newsom said in January Sirhan remained a threat to the public and hadn’t taken responsibility for a crime that changed American history.
But his attorney, Angela Berry, says there is no evidence her now 78-year-old client remains dangerous.