The Palestinian-Jordanian, 78, still lacks insight into what led him to shoot Kennedy, according to the California parole board.
Sirhan has tried in vain to be released 16 times. Two years ago, another board said yes. But the decision was overturned in 2022 by California Governor Gavin Newson, on the grounds that Sirhan still poses a threat to the public and that he has not taken responsibility for a crime that changed American history.
Sirhan gets another chance at parole in three years. His attorney is pursuing a parallel lawsuit against the governor’s decision.
Senator Robert F Kennedy, Democratic presidential candidate and brother of President John F Kennedy, speaks in Atlantic City in May 1968, one month before he was shot dead on June 5.