RFK’s daughter asks Gavin Newsom not to release Sirhan Sirhan
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – There are more divisions in the Kennedy family over a 53-year-old injury: the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
Another of the fallen candidate’s children is speaking out, writing to Governor Gavin Newsom to keep the man who killed his father in prison.
With her letter published in the opinion section of the Sacramento Bee, Kerry Kennedy joined with her brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, in denouncing any parole plans for Sirhan Sirhan.
Sirhan shot Robert F. Kennedy to death in 1968.
He had just won the California primary in hopes of taking the White House when he was killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Five other people were injured.
In August of this year, the California Parole Board determined that Sirhan was no longer a threat to society after taking more than 20 programs behind bars, such as anger management classes, tai chi and more. of alcoholics anonymous.
“Pau Schrader, who was injured in the pantry at the same time Robert Kennedy was shot, also doesn’t believe Sirhan killed Robert Kennedy, but other than that that’s what Robert Kennedy would have wanted. Robert Kennedy was a strong advocate for people having a second chance, for life, for redemption, ”said Lisa Pease, author of“ A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
Kerry Kennedy is one of 10 children of the late politicians and his statements contradict the views expressed by his brothers Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Douglas Kennedy, who support the parole of Sirhan, 77.
Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, tweeted her desire for Sirhan Sirhan to stay behind bars.
December is the last month of a four-month staff review period of the release board’s decision. Then the case will be sent to Newsom, who will have 30 days to decide whether or not to grant parole, overturn the board’s decision, or change what they did.
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