Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, stabbed at California prison

Clay Curtis
August 31, 2019

TMZ reported late Friday that sources at the Richard.

Sirhan Sirhan, who is serving a life sentence for the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, was reportedly stabbed Friday in a San Diego-area prison.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issued a statement Friday confirming that an inmate had been assaulted, but the agency would not say whether the victim was Sirhan Sirhan.

The statement did not name the victim, but a government source with direct knowledge confirmed to that it was Sirhan.

Sirhan was later convicted of murder and sentenced to death, but three years later, his sentence was commuted to life in prison.

CBS This Morning reported that he was hospitalized Saturday morning following the stabbing, and he was in stable condition.

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He said the person, whose identity he could not release, was taken by ambulance to a hospital shortly before 2:50 p.m.

Sirhan, 75, was convicted of shooting Kennedy shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, immediately after the NY senator had declared victory in the previous day's California Democratic presidential primary.

Corrections officials told the Times the suspect in the attack had been identified and segregated from the rest of the prison population while they investigated.

Kennedy had just finished delivering his victory speech to cheering supporters at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel when he made a decision to walk through the hotel kitchen.

At his trial in 1969, Sirhan was originally sentenced to death. He has been denied parole 15 times, the Times reports.

Sirhan said he fired at Kennedy because he was enraged by his support for Israel.

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