who killed rfk, sirhan sirhan innocent?
DrMarty | May 4, 2012 at 05:42 amby
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Attorneys for Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, have filed a motion before the United States District Court, Central District of California, requesting that Sirhan Sirhan be released, retried, or that an evidentiay hearing be held, based on the fact that Sirhan Sirhan is actually innocent of having assassinated Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
The assassination of Robert Kennedy after he won the California Democratic primary for President of the United States, combined with the assassination of his brother President John F. Kennedy five years earlier, effected a paradigm-shift in the U.S. from which the U.S. and the world have never recovered.
The removal of Bismark as Chancellor of Germany, the assassination of U.S. President McKinnley and of President Sadi Carnot of France led directly to the British-orchestrated World War I. Similarly, the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers have set the stage for a potential World War III today.
The Warren Commission covered up the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and until today the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy has also been covered up. The current court case has the potential to show that Sirhan Sirhan was as much a patsy as was Lee Harvey Oswald.
The facts presented by the petitioner are devastating and point conclusively to a second shooter, who killed Bobby Kennedy. The following evidence is presented in SUR-REPLY ON THE ISSUE OF ACTUAL INNOCENCE (No. CV-00-5686-CAS (AJW) submitted to Hon. Andrew J. Wistrich, U.S. Magistrate Judge on Feb. 22, 2012:
* The analysis by Van Praag of an audio tape recording at the crime scene by Pruszynski shows conclusively that a total of 13 bullets were fired from two guns, rather than only 8 bullets from one gun in the possession of Sirhan Sirhan as alleged at trial.
* The bullets removed from Robert F. Kennedy's neck and from one other victim, Ira Goldstein, were not the bullets presented at trial. Thus, the evidence placed before the judge and the jury consisted of other bullets substituted for the actual bullets which were removed from the victims. The forensic expert, Wolfer, had a record of tampering with evidence. In the 1967 murder trial of assistant DA Jack Kirschke, accused of killing his wife, it was established Wolfer had testified and presented tampered photographs to the jury.
* Evidence was available that Sirhan Sirhan was under the effects of coercive persuasion/hypnosis on the night of the crime, but was not presented at trial.
* Sirhan Sirhan was missing for two weeks immediately after his fall from a horse; he spoke of a handler with a foreign accent and turned-down mustache; and he recalled he learned to shoot human targets at Corona Firing Range. The latter point was corroborated by a police report that he and a man with a foreign accent and turned down mustache had gone to the Corona Firing Range several days before the assassination.
* Sirhan Sirhan did not fire the fatal shot and merely served as a distracter for the actual assassin.
* One witness, Nina Rhodes, testified to the following: "I heard a series of popping noises which I first thought were flash bulbs but then realized were gunshots. There were 12-14 shots in all. I was 6-7 feet from the Senator when I saw him and a number of others fall. Rosie Grier and Rafer Johnson charged after someone ahead and to the left of me. This surprised me because it was my impression that some of the shots had come from ahead of me and to my right....
In conclusion, I would like to stress ... I heard 12-14 shots some originating in the vicinity of the Senator, not where I saw Sirhan." When given a copy of her FBI interview summary, she identified fifteen errors, including the FBI alteration which quoted her as hearing only eight shots, which she explicitly denied was what she had told them.
In a recent interview with CNN, Rhodes said: "What has to come out is that there was another shooter to my right. The truth has got to be told. No more cover-ups.
"I never said eight shots. I never, never said it. There were more than eight shots. There were at least 12, maybe 14. And I know there were, because I heard the rhythm in my head. When they say only eight shots, the anger within me is so great that I practically -- I get very emotional because it is so untrue. It is so untrue."
She said she ran out of the pantry, where the shooting took place, yelling: "They've killed him! They've killed him! Oh, my God, he's dead! They've killed him!"
"Now, the reason I said, `they' is because I knew there was more than one shooter involved."
* Eyewitnesses have uniformly testified that Sirhan Sirhan was standing in front of the Senator and NONE of the eyewitnesses put the Sirhan Sirhan within inches of the Senator, which is where the fatal shot was fired. The fatal shot was in a sharp upward angle, at powder burn range from behind him. * Karl Uecker, the assistant maitre d' at the Ambassador Hotel, has said that Sirhan Sirhan was never close enough to the Senator to have the opportunity to fire at powder burn range, let alone shoot the Senator from the rear. Uecker was walking in front of Kennedy and had a hold of the Senator's right hand. Uecker issued the following statement: "I have told the police and testified during the trial that there was a distance of at least 1 1/2 feet between the muzzle of Sirhan's gun and Senator Kennedy's head. The revolver was directly in front of my nose. After Sirhan's second shot, I pushed his hand that held the revolver down, and pushed him onto the steam table. There is no way that the shots described in the autopsy could have come from Sirhan's gun. When I told this to the authorities, they told me I was wrong. But I repeat now what I told them then: Sirhan never got close enough for a point blank shot, never."
* An FBI agent and two LAPD officers observed what appeared to them to be additional bullets in the pantry door jambs and ceiling tiles. These possible repositories of physical evidence were destroyed by the LAPD on June 28, 1969, along with x-rays, before Sirhan Sirhan's appeal had run its course. In addition, the LAPD also destroyed 2,410 photographs.
* Missing results of the blood test of Sirhan Sirhan could well have been critically important evidence of his state of mind at the time of the crime, since chemicals were likely used as a part of the programming process. * Sirhan Sirhan's counsel at trial made a decision not to defend him against the murder charge without having seen the autopsy report. The report showed that all four shots -- three hitting the Senator -- were fired at powder burn range, with the fatal shot fired at a distance of two or less inches from the Senator's right ear. The shots were fired in an upward angle, indicating that the shooter was below and behind the victim. At the time, Sirhan Sirhan's counsel, Cooper, was under criminal investigation for possessing illegally obtained Grand Jury minutes. After the trial the charges against him went away.
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