The decision must also be approved by the Governor of California.
Aug 28, 2021 at 6:07 am
Angels. The California State House of Grace ruled Friday on the conditional release of a man convicted of the murder of New York State Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
It happened after he was released with the support of two of Kennedy’s sons, according to Sky News.
San Diego City Council members voted in favor of the release of 77-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Bashar Sarhan. Jordanian Nationality, based on his sixteenth request to be released from prison.
Sarhan was first sentenced to death in 1969 after admitting the crime, but in 1972 the sentence was changed to life imprisonment after the California Supreme Court overturned the death penalty. He spent 53 years in prison.
Robert Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy, who was shot and killed in 1963, was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles shortly after winning the California Democratic presidential primary.
The assassination occurred on the night of 4-5 June, a few minutes after midnight. The seriously injured senator lived another 26 hours, but died of his injuries in hospital.
However, Sky News notes that the council’s decision does not automatically guarantee Sarhan’s actual release. The two-member panel’s decision must first be reviewed by 90 council staff members within 90 days and then approved by California Governor Gavin Newsom, who has 30 days to consider it.