California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects parole for Sirhan Sirhan

Sirhan Sirhan in 2021.
(Image credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the 77-year-old man convicted in 1969 of murdering Robert F. Kennedy.

"Mr. Sirhan's assassination of Sen. Kennedy is among the most notorious crimes in American history," Newsom said in a statement. "After decades in prison, he has failed to address the deficiencies that led him to assassinate Sen. Kennedy. Mr. Sirhan lacks the insight that would prevent him from making the same type of dangerous decisions he made in the past."

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