Sirhan Sirhan Seeks Parole, Claims No Memory Of Shooting RFK
More than forty years after Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 4, 1968, his convicted murderer, a Palestinian immigrant from Jordan, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan "wants to go free for a crime he says he can't remember," reports the Daily Breeze, a crime he once claimed was committed "with 20 years of malice aforethought."
William F. Pepper, the attorney who will argue for 66-year-old's parole on Wednesday, said in an AP interview that Sirhan had been examined several times by a Harvard University expert in hypnosis of trauma victims. Pepper maintains, "There is no doubt he does not remember the critical events...He is not feigning it."
Says the Daily Breeze:
Sirhan may not remember much about the night of June 4, 1968, but the world remembers. They have heard how Sirhan was grabbed as he emptied a pistol in the crowded kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel here where Kennedy stood moments after claiming victory in the California presidential primary. They heard how he kept firing even as his hand was pinned to a table. They heard how Kennedy, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was shot and died, changing the course of American history.