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Parole hearing set for Robert Kennedy killer Sirhan Sirhan

Published 10/02/2016 | 09:21

Sirhan Sirhan, right, with his lawyer in 1968 (AP)
Sirhan Sirhan, right, with his lawyer in 1968 (AP)

For nearly 50 years Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he does not remember fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Sirhan Sirhan, now 71, has given no inkling that he will change his story at his 15th parole hearing set for Wednesday in San Diego.

He is serving a life sentence that was commuted from death when the California Supreme Court briefly outlawed capital punishment in 1972.

During his previous parole hearing in 2011, Sirhan told officials about his regret but again said he could not remember the events of June 5 1968.

The parole board ruled that Sirhan hadn't shown sufficient remorse and didn't understand the enormity of the crime.

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