RFK assassin moves closer to freedom with help of 2 Kennedys

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin has been granted parole. The decision by a California Parole Board panel Friday came after two of RFK’s sons supported releasing Sirhan Sirhan and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars. The decision was a major victory for the 77-year-old Sirhan, though it does not assure his release. The governor ultimately will decide that. RFK was assassinated in Los Angeles in 1968. Douglas Kennedy, who was a toddler when his father was gunned down, told the board  he was moved to tears by Sirhan’s remorse. And Robert F. Kennedy Jr. submitted a letter urging Sirhan be freed. 

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