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|01-22-2010, 02:35 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Marty Robbins old hometown, Glendale Arizona--a suburb of Phoenix.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD TELL ABOUT THIS?
HERE'S THE TEST
1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
b. Jay Leno
c. Harry Potter
d. A Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40
Not really..... I wrote my brother about this some time back as he was a Los Angeles deputy sheriff at this time and this is what he said re: Kennedy assassination:
In 1972, while I was working at the Men's Central Jail, Sirhan's brother, Adel, was arrested for writing threatening letters to the Prime Minister of Iran. I talked to him several times about his brother. Adel admitted that Sirhan went to the Ambassador to kill Kennedy but did not fire the fatal shot.
It's been several years since I last thought about this, but I'll try to remember what we talked about and what I subsequently learned from investigators that worked the case.
Sirhan's .22 held eight rounds. There were thirteen bullets fired: eight from a .22 and five from a .38. All of the .22 bullets missed the body of Kennedy. Three or four actually passed through his clothing (shoulder pad, sleeve, jacket and pocket). A security guard named Cesar drew his .38 and fired at Sirhan but struck Kennedy behind the ear, fatally wounding him. Four other shots were fired. I remember that several bystanders were wounded also, including a pregnant woman. Bullets were recovered from door jambs, from the floor after striking steel pots in the kitchen, and other places. For some unknown reason, most of this information was suppressed. Immediately after the shooting, several were looking for a woman in a polka dot dress, which they located but later discounted. About 6 or 8 years ago, (maybe on the 30th anniversary of the assassination) Dateline, or a similar type newscast, reinvestigated the events of that night. They brought up the discrepancy of Sirhan's gun and the number of bullets fired. One of the investigators actually admitted on the interview that the security guard fired the fatal shot, but was not prosecuted under the "transferred intent" law in California. That law essentially states when a person is committing a felony and another person is killed as a result of the perpetrator's actions, even accidental, the perpetrator is guilty of murder. The guard was attempting to shoot Sirhan but shot Kennedy by accident. The news crew went to the guards' house and attempted to interview him, but he refused to talk about it. LAPD still holds evidence that has the spent .38 bullets from the guards' gun.
The above sites have limited information about the shooting but speak of the guard and the 13 bullets fired. I don't know why this has been suppressed all these years. I just know that I have talked to several of our homicide detectives over the years and they believe LAPD was told not to go anywhere else with their investigations and we all feel that the truth has not yet been heard. The bottom line of all this is LAPD feels that the right person was prosecuted and it would serve no purpose to drag the security guard through this when he was trying to defend Kennedy.
Sirhan's brother said it best: "My brother went there to kill Kennedy and Kennedy was killed. It doesn't matter who killed him. It was my brother's fault he's dead."
Hope this gives some new light on the event. Norm
PS: Another friend, Paul Sharaga, was the lead detective with LAPD on the investigation of the Kennedy assassination. Paul retired many years ago..... maybe 25 or 30.... and is now living in Missouri, I think. He could also shed some light on this if I could find him.