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Controversy still surrounds RFK’s assassination

Five decades after Robert Kennedy emerged as a beacon of hope to millions of young Americans disenchanted by a war half a world away and disintegrating race relations at home in the chaotic aftermath of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, many questions about his death remain unanswered.

His eldest son and namesake now says he firmly believes his father’s real killer eluded arrest and the case needs to be reinvestigated.

“I was disturbed that the wrong person might have been convicted of killing my father,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 64, an environmental attorney and activist, told The Washington Post last month. “My father was the chief law enforcement officer in this country. I think it would have disturbed him if somebody was put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.”

RFK Jr., who was just 14 when his dad was killed, said he reached the conclusion that a second gunman got away after visiting for three hours late last year with his father’s convicted assassin. He is renewing calls to reopen the homicide case, a request he first made in a 2012 letter to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder and presented to the California Department of Corrections Board of Parole in 2016 at convicted killer Sirhan Sirhan’s 15th unsuccessful parole hearing.

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