Robert F. Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan recommended for parole
The man convicted of shooting and killing Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 may be one step closer to being released from prison. Sirhan Sirhan, who has served 53 years of a life sentence, was granted parole on Friday. It's now up to California Governor Gavin Newsom, or whoever succeeds him, to uphold or reject the parole board's decision. Michelle Miller reports.news.yahoo.com
RFK assassin Sirhan wins parole with support of 2 Kennedys
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was granted parole Friday after two of RFK’s sons spoke in favor of Sirhan Sirhan’s release and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars. The ruling by the two-person panel at Sirhan’s 16th parole hearing will be reviewed over the next 90 days by the California Parole Board’s staff. Sirhan, a Christian Palestinian from Jordan, has acknowledged he was angry at Kennedy for his support of Israel. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has spoken in favor of Sirhan’s release in the past, wrote in favor of paroling Sirhan. After that, the Parole Board staff has 90 days to review the decision, and then it is handed over to the governor for consideration.mlive.com
Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86
Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. Johnson won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1955 while competing in just his fourth decathlon. Johnson, Yang, and Kuznetzov had their way with the record books between the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. Johnson won over the Soviet audience with his gutsy performance in front of what had been a hostile crowd.
Victims want Golden State Killer sent to toughest prison
But they may not hold much sway over where the 74-year-old former police officer known as the Golden State Killer is imprisoned after he is sentenced Friday. You should be sent to the toughest prison in California. Strauss sister, Sandy James, urged Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman to send DeAngelo to Californias notorious supermaximum Pelican Bay State Prison. When he is finally transferred, he will automatically be sent to a maximum security prison, as are all those convicted of first-degree murder. It will be up to prison officials to decide which prison and whether he must be housed in a protective custody unit.