The governor of California refused to release the murderer of Robert Kennedy on parole

Gavin Newsom said that after decades in prison, Sirhan Sirhan could not figure out the flaws that forced him to kill the senator.

California Governor Gavin Newsom refused to grant a request for parole for Jordanian Sirhan Sirhan, who more than half a century ago killed Senator Robert Kennedy, the brother of the 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who was also a victim of an assassination attempt. This was reported in the state administration.

In August last year, the state parole board concluded that 77-year-old Sirhan was no longer a danger to society and sent the documents on his early release to Newsom for signature. “Mr. Sirhan’s murder of Senator Kennedy is one of the most notorious crimes in American history. After decades in prison, he could not figure out the flaws that made him kill Senator Kennedy,” the press service quotes the governor as saying.

Sirhan Sirhan shot Senator Kennedy on June 5, 1968, just moments after he won the California primary election for the post of presidential candidate from the Democratic Party. According to the killer, he did this in retaliation for Kennedy’s support of the supply of American military aircraft to Israel.

For the crime committed, Sirhan was initially sentenced to death in a gas chamber. However, due to the fact that that year the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the death penalty as contrary to the country’s constitution, Sirhan was sentenced to prison.

Since 1975, Sirhan has repeatedly appealed to the authorities with a request for early release, but it has always been rejected.

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