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Sirhan Sirhan, Robert Kennedy's Assassin, to Seek Parole for 14th Time



    Robert F. Kennedy's assasin continues to seek parole and on Wednesday, Sirhan B. Sirhan will take his 14th try hearing. 

    Sirhan, now 71, has said for many years that he doesn't remember shooting Kennedy, who was 42. But he shot Kennedy on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after he'd won the state's Democratic presidential primary. The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy died the next day.

    Sirhan, a Christian-born Palestinian from Jordan, opposed Kennedy's support for Israel and killed him for this reason.

    At his last parole hearing in 2011 — his 13th unsuccessful attempt to win his freedom — parole commissioners said Sirhan hadn't shown enough remorse for or understanding of the severity of his crime.