Sirhan Sirhan: Robert F Kennedy's assassin stabbed in prison

Sirhan Sirhan: Robert F Kennedy’s murderer stabbed in jail

Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F Kennedy in 1968Picture copyright
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Sirhan Sirhan (C) assassinated Democratic presidential hopeful Robert F Kennedy in 1968

Sirhan Sirhan, the person convicted of assassinating Robert F Kennedy, has been stabbed at a California jail, US media reviews say.

Authorities mentioned a stabbing occurred at a jail close to San Diego on Friday afternoon.

In an announcement, the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation mentioned “officers responded rapidly” to the assault.

The sufferer, whose situation is secure, was not named within the assertion.

However citing unnamed regulation enforcement sources, a number of US media reviews have recognized 75-year-old Sirhan because the sufferer.

Sirhan is serving a life sentence on the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility, the place the stabbing occurred.

The suspected attacker, a fellow inmate, has been positioned in isolation, according to TMZ, which first reported the assault.

The motive for the assault, which is beneath investigation, has not been revealed by officers.

Who’s Sirhan Sirhan?

Sirhan was convicted of murdering presidential hopeful Kennedy, who he shot 3 times on the Ambassador Resort in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968.

Kennedy was shot within the kitchen of the lodge, shortly after declaring victory in California’s Democratic presidential major to cheering crowds.

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Robert F Kennedy lies on the ground of the Ambassador Resort after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan

The New York senator, brother of former Democratic president John F Kennedy, died in hospital 24 hours later.

He was later buried at Arlington Cemetery, close to his brother John, who was assassinated in 1963.

At his trial in 1969, Sirhan was initially sentenced to dying. Three years later, nonetheless, his sentence was commuted to life in jail when California briefly outlawed capital punishment.

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A Palestinian with Jordanian citizenship, Sirhan has claimed he has no recollection of taking pictures Kennedy.

In a TV interview, Sirhan mentioned he felt betrayed by Kennedy’s assist for Israel within the 1967 Six-Day Struggle.

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