California Board Denies Parole for Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin

The California Board of Parole Hearings has denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. This marks the 16th time Sirhan has been denied parole since his conviction in 1969.

The board had previously recommended parole for Sirhan in 2021, but the decision was ultimately reversed. In a statement, the board said, “The panel has carefully considered the material presented and has determined that the gravity of the offense and its severe impact on society outweigh the positive factors in favor of parole.”

Sirhan, now 75, has been in prison for over 50 years. His lawyers argued that he was a “model prisoner” and had been rehabilitated, but the board disagreed.

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 shocked the nation and has been a source of controversy ever since. The board’s decision to deny parole has been met with mixed reactions, with some arguing that Sirhan has served enough time, while others believe he should remain in prison for the rest of his life.

This story is still developing.