California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday rejected Sirhan Sirhan’s parole, although a commission showed the green light last summer.
The Governor of California on Thursday, January 13, 1968, denied the parole of Sir Rohan Kennedy’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, although a special commission gave the green light last summer. In particular, Gavin Newsom estimated that the 77-year-old prisoner is still there “Threat to public safety” And he refused “Must accept responsibility for this crime”, Refers to a press release from its services.
Sirhan Sirhan, now 77, was convicted on April 17, 1969, of killing John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s younger brother, a senator from New York. He was sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 1972 following the brief abolition of the death penalty in California. Last August, after fifteen denials by the California Parole Board, Sirhan approved the release of Sirhan from prison. This decision must be submitted to the Governor, who had the power to deny or modify it.
“The assassination of Senator Kennedy by Mr. Sirhan is one of the most famous crimes in American history.”The governor wrote in the Newsom report. “Even after decades in prison, he has not yet rectified the shortcomings that led to the assassination of Senator Kennedy., He continues.
A Palestinian immigrant, Sirhan Sirhan, killed “Bobby” Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles while the senator was campaigning for the Democratic nominee for the presidency. Five more were injured. The assassin justified his gesture at the time with the support of Robert Kennedy to sell military aircraft to Israel. During his previous parole application in 2016, Sirhan Sirhan stated that he had been drinking heavily on the night of the crime and that he wanted to. “Nothing like that happened”. He further added that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
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