Sirhan Sirhan Paroled
Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of shooting and killing U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 may be one step closer to being released from prison. A two-man California parole-board panel voted in favor of Sirhan’s request for parole, with the help of two RFK’s sons–Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Douglas Kennedy.
The final decision to uphold or reject Sirhan’s parole is now in the hands California Gov. Gavin Newsom, or whomever succeeds him in next month’s special recall election. Sirhan was originally sentenced to death for the murder, but when the state’s death penalty law was abolished it was commuted to a life sentence. Sirihan, 77, has served 53 years of the sentence. Here’s more from CBS News.