Wednesday, May 2, 2012

RFK Asaissination: "There were definitely two shooters" says Eye Witness

A new court hearing may be possible for Robert Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan.  Nina Rhodes Hughes was an eye witness to the shooting and claims she saw two gunmen at the time.  She also says heard more 12 or more shots.  She told this to the FBI and someone with a voice recording device at the time.  She claims her statements to the FBI were changed in their report on the shooting to support the finding that there was only one gunman.  Sirhan Sirhan's lawyers claim that the information from this eye witness to the shooting should be enough for the courts to reconsider their clients conviction.  Here is the story in the Huffington Post.

and from CNN

Here is the State of California's official public archive of evidence in the assassination of RFK

There are many who don't believe the official account.  

Was There A Second RFK Shooter?

The Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA) Website claims there is video evidence to support Ms. Hughes claim.  They write:  "This footage on the second gunman in the Ambassador Hotel pantry on the night of RFK’s assassination and the basis for a retrial for Sirhan Sirhan is part of CNN’s emerging reporting on the efforts of Dr. William Pepper to get a new trial and his new evidence of conspiracy in the case which exonerates Sirhan of killing Robert Kennedy."  

Unfortunately for all of us the URL they provide contains CNN news and no video of the shooting.  

Background For the Post-Baby Boomers:

Robert Francis "BobbyKennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, aDemocratic senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisors during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S. Attorney General.
Following his brother John's assassination on November 22, 1963, Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months. In September 1964, Kennedy resigned to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November. Within a few years, he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.
In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the Californiapresidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los AngelesKennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Mortally wounded, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.

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