RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan challenges his parole denial | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, is asking a judge on Wednesday to free him from prison by reversing California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s rejection of his parole earlier this year .

Sirhan shot Kennedy shortly after the US Senator from New York claimed victory in California’s crucial Democratic presidential primary. He injured five others during the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

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