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Robert Kennedy's assassin doesn't remember

Monday, February 28, 2011
Robert Kennedy convicted killer, Sirhan Sirhan, wants to go free claiming he doesnt remember committing the murder.

Robert Kennedy convicted killer, Sirhan Sirhan, wants to go free claiming he doesn't remember committing the murder. (KABC Photo)

Almost 43 years after Robert Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles, his convicted killer Sirhan Sirhan wants to go free.

Sirhan claims he can't remember committing the murder. His new lawyer said he's been unable to jog Sirhan's memory and psychologists and hypnotists have failed as well.

His lawyer told the Associated Press quote, "There is no doubt he does not remember the critical events. He is not feigning it. It's not an act. He does not remember it."

Even if Sirhan Sirhan does not remember the night of June 4th, 1968, the world most certainly does. They have heard how Sirhan was grabbed as he emptied a pistol in the crowded kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel. Robert Kennedy was struck moments after declaring victory in the California presidential primary.

Parole board members are expected to review Sirhan's case and his claims about memory loss at a hearing later this week.

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