RFK Heirs Don’t Want Murder Case Reopened

30 Jul

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy



The 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination has spurred a movement to reopen the murder case. But, so far, his heirs are reluctant to join the crusade.

As much as he suspects that his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, may have been the victim of a conspiracy, Bobby Kennedy Jr. tells us, “I’ve never seen particularly compelling evidence [that my father was].”

Several respected journalists and forensic scientists are hoping RFK’s clan will consider new findings suggesting convicted killer Sirhan Sirhan, now 64, did not act alone.

Shane O’Sullivan, author of the just-published “Who Killed Bobby?”, notes that the “autopsy concluded all three shots were fired at an upward angle from an inch behind Kennedy, but witnesses placed the muzzle of Sirhan’s gun a foot and a half to five feet in front of the senator.”

An analysis of a recently discovered audio recording of the chaos in that kitchen at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles found that 13 shots were fired — eight from Sirhan’s spot in front of Kennedy, five from behind. Three shots from behind hit Kennedy; their audio fingerprints match those of the .22 revolver owned by Eugene Cesar, a security guard who was standing behind Kennedy. Cesar has denied shooting the New York senator.

Paul Schrade, RFK’s labor adviser on the campaign, also took a bullet in the head that day. Schrade has long said the LAPD bungled the investigation. “What’s more important now,” he tells us, “is that the LAPD couldn’t have done the testing we have because the technology didn’t exist then.”

“I’m convinced we can make the case,” adds Schrade, who is putting together a legal team to challenge the verdict.

Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley, didn’t know if prosecutors were aware of recent findings, but told us: “We believe Sirhan’s conviction is valid and supported by the evidence presented to a jury at trial.”

Among those calling for a new probe before remaining witnesses die is David Talbot, whose book, “Brothers,” reveals how RFK privately tried to unravel the mysteries behind JFK’s murder.”

“I do hope that this generation [of Kennedys] will finally do something to open up the case again,” says Talbot.

Several members of the clan we contacted declined to comment. “They like to focus on RFK’s legacy,” says a family friend. “The media fascination with this subject pains them.”

Schrade, who has stayed in touch with the family, says, “I understand how difficult it is for them. We don’t talk about the conspiracy. That doesn’t mean that they won’t at some point.”


Copyright 2008, the New York Daily News.


7 Responses to “RFK Heirs Don’t Want Murder Case Reopened”

  1. craig July 31, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    CIA role in RFKennedy killing= http://saveourwetlands.org/ciarole.htm

  2. Terry L. Adams August 24, 2008 at 9:45 am #

    I so wish that the Kennedy family would agree to reopen the case that would, at least, allow the American people to hear all the evidence in open court. But, as Tip O’Neill indicated in his book that he was shocked to find out from Dave Powers that the Kennedy family knew that the murder of JFK was orchestrated and was not done by a “lone Nut” as has been perpetrated upon the public by our own government. Obviously it only lends to a continuation of the that same theme by the Kennedy descendants. In the RFK assassination. I am saddened to say that we, the people, will have to live with the realization that history has been written, and that is the end of it.

  3. Remus R. Galvin December 12, 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    I think it is unfortunate the events that shaped the legacy of this prestigist family. Regardless of whatever decision Bobby Jr makes about his political future, hold true to your values. Remember , nothing comes to a sleeper , but a dream. God bless you and may he keep you. I admire the work your family has done so much I named my son Grant Kennedy Galvin.

  4. Andy September 25, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    There is yet more new information beyond what “Craig” above offers. The technique of drugging and hypnotizing a “manchurian candidate” is from the CIA “MK ULTRA” program which Senator Edward Kennedy held US Senate hearings on.

    This program is not 100% effective, so a back up or “Plan B” is always in place. With Sirhan, it was David Morales to finish the job in case Sirhan missed, which he did.

    New Info here:


    With John Kennedy Jr. MK ULTRA was Plan A, with a copilot friend he had invited along but didn’t commit. The former CIA agent who was working for the Mossad, Rodney Powell of Haifa, Israel put plan B into effect. A whistle was epoxied to the empenage of John Jr.s plane. The hit men were in a boat 10 miles off Martha’s Vineyard and when they identified the plane (via the homing whistle) they fired an Electro Magnetic Weapon.

    Complete details here: (scroll down a little to “skipper”)


    Powell was also involved with the Alpha 66 Anti Castro movement in 1973. Meyer Lansky was a major player in this group along with the CIA and George HW Bush.

    So you see it is the same people in all three Kennedy Murders – CIA and Anti Castro Mercenaries. Recovery of Meyer Lansky’s Casinos lost to Castro was a major motivation of this group – which John Jr. had just discovered and was about to publicize in George Magazine as well as run for NY senator in 2000.

    There are a couple of witnesses to the Murder of John Jr. The family knows who they are and need to have them speak with Senator Kirk immediately!

  5. nina juede January 4, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    who can I contact with vital information that Sirhan Sirhan is indeed innocent, and as of to whom was responsible for gettingthe “RFK” Assassination Conspiracy off the ground ???

  6. P Keeler March 7, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    RFK autopsy stated there was soot in the Senator’s hair, caused by the shot fired so close to his scalp, of 1 to 3 inches. So how was this done, by someone who was 3 metres to the front. The country lost the possibilites of his leadership.

  7. pfk March 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    the RFK case, i always thought the angle of the 3 shots that hit kennedy was strange. autopsy said he had soot in his hair. How did Sirhan get that close to do it…was he a contortionist.

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