A parole board in California has recommended that a man serving a life sentence for the 1968 assassination of US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy be released.
Senator Robert F. Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, who was slain in 1963. Five years later, while running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed in a hotel in Los Angeles.
Following his conviction for the assassination, Sirhan Sirhan was condemned to death, but his sentence was eventually changed to life in prison. Sirhan, a Jordanian Palestinian refugee, has admitted that he was enraged by Kennedy’s support for Israel.
On Friday, a review board in California recommended that he be released on parole.
According to reports in the US media, the board determined that Sirhan is no longer a menace to society.
Governor Gavin Newsom
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