Latest Assassination of John F. Kennedy News

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 01, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Vaccinated people...

Ethel Kennedy: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan shouldn't be freed

Sep. 08, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy, says assassin Sirhan Sirhan should not be released from prison, further roiling a family divide over whether the man convicted of killing her husband in California in 1968 should be freed on parole. In...

RFK's oldest son condemns possible parole of Sirhan Sirhan

Aug. 30, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, the oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, denounced the possible parole of the man convicted of killing his father in California in 1968. “Two commissioners of the 18-member California Parole Board made a grievous...

Board says RFK assassin Sirhan changed man; grants parole

Aug. 28, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For 15 years, Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was denied parole by a California parole board that maintained Sirhan Sirhan did not show adequate remorse or understand the enormity of his crime that rocked the nation and the world in 1968. But on Friday,...

RFK assassin moves closer to freedom with help of 2 Kennedys

Aug. 27, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s parole board voted Friday to free Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin after two of RFK’s sons went against several of their siblings' wishes and said they supported releasing him and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars. But the governor...

RFK assassin Sirhan seeks parole; DA won't challenge release

Aug. 26, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan faces his 16th parole hearing Friday for fatally shooting U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, and for the first time no prosecutor will be there to argue he should be kept behind bars. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón,...