|Sirhan B. Sirhan Bio|
Sirhan B. Sirhan Bio
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 75, is a Palestinian who on June 5, 1968, murdered U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He was convicted of murder and served a life sentence at San Diego County, California's Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. A fellow prisoner stabbed him on Friday, the assault was so serious that he was removed for therapy from the prison.
Sirhan B. Sirhan Age
Sirhan was born a Jordanian citizen on March 19, 1944, an Arab Christian in Jerusalem.
Sirhan B. Sirhan Education
Sirhan attended Eliot Junior High School, followed by Pasadena City College and John Muir High School.
Sirhan B. Sirhan Religion
Sirhan visited the Adventist churches of the Baptist and the Seventh Day. He entered the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rosy Cross occult organisation in 1966, widely known as the Rosicrucians.
Sirhan B. Sirhan Immigration And Family
His family emigrated to the United States at the age of 12, moving briefly to New York and then to Altadena, California.
Sirhan B. Sirhan Occupation
At 20, after suffering a head injury in a racing accident, Sirhan transferred to Corona to train as a jockey while working in a stable but lost his job and left the quest.
Victims of Sirhan B. Sirhan
Also fired at the party were five other individuals, but they recovered:
- Ira Goldstein, a reporter with the Continental News Service;
- William Weisel, an ABC TV unit manager;
- Irwin Stroll, a teenage Kennedy volunteer.
- Paul Schrade, an official with the United Automobile Workers union and
- Elizabeth Evans, a friend of Pierre Salinger, one of Kennedy’s campaign aides
|Victims of Sirhan B. Sirhan|
Robert F. Kennedy is murdered by Sirhan B. Sirhan
|Robert F. Kennedy Assassinator|
Sirhan, 24, fired a.22-caliber Iver-Johnson Cadet revolver at Senator Robert Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, at approximately 12:15 a.m. Shortly after addressing fans in the primary ballroom of the hotel, he was shot three times; once in the head and twice in the back with a fourth bullet passing through his vest. Nearly 26 hours later he died.
Authors George Plimpton, Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, former professional football player Rosey Grier, and 1960 Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson were some of the males who subdued and disarmed Sirhan after a fight.
Attorney Sirhan B. Sirhan
On June 9, while in police custody, Sirhan confessed his guilt in a registered confession. The judge disagreed with his confession and rejected his application to withdraw his plea for not being guilty of pleading guilty. Sirhan's attorneys moved in chambers on February 10, 1969 to file a plea of first-degree murder in return for life imprisonment rather than death penalty.
On April 17, 1969, Sirhan was convicted and sentenced to death in the gas chamber six days later. Three years later, his sentence was commuted to life in prison, which ruled that the death penalty is a breach of the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment by the California Constitution. The judgment was retroactive, invalidating all of California's current death sentences.
Sirhan B. Sirhan Reason for Robert F. Kennedy Shooting
When the Jordanian nationalist, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, allegedly shot Kennedy, ostensibly because of the senator’s advocacy of U.S. support for Israel, the crime with which he was charged was in essence another manifestation of the centuries-old hatred between Arab and Jew.
In jail, Sirhan B. Sirhan Stabbed
Sirhan was stabbed several times by another inmate on August 30, 2019. In a "stable" situation, he was taken to hospital and his attacker was put in solitary confinement.