Sirhan Sirhan, the man who killed Democratic White House candidate Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the president killed in Dallas in 1968, will be able to leave prison after 53 years. The California commission that decides on the release of the condemned has granted him parole. And yet, the final decision is now in the hands of the state governor, Gavin Newsom, engaged in the campaign for re-election, who will be able to accept the indications of the commission or confirm the prison for Sirhan. Now 77, Sirhan, of Palestinian descent, had already applied for release 15 times. The Los Angeles Attorney’s Office has announced that it will not oppose Sirhan’s eventual release. “It’s been over half a century. The impulsive young boy I was no longer exists,” Sirhan told the commission, according to US media reports. After his arrest, Sirhan reported that he had assassinated Kennedy, shooting him point-blank in a Los Angeles hotel, for the support of the then senator to the state of Israel. Sirhan later said he had no recollection of that day.
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