HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The widow of Robert F. Kennedy has released a statement on the possible parole of her husband's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan.
In a statement released on Tuesday, 93-year-old Ethel Kennedy said she opposes parole for his convicted assassin. Ethel says Sirhan should not be let out after a California State Parole Board recommended his release last month.
Their decision came after some of RFK's grown children said they support Sirhan's Parole, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Douglas Kennedy.
However, many of their other eleven children oppose his release.
The recommendation is now in a 120-day review period. After that, California Governor Gavin Newsom must decide if he will accept, reject or modify it.
Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968, in Los Angeles. Sirhan was convicted on April 17, 1969.