Public reaction on street to Sirhan Sirhan being granted a parole date

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KPIX-TV news footage from May 20 1975 featuring scenes of four people being interviewed on the street, sharing reactions to the announcement that Sirhan Sirhan has just been granted a parole hearing date of February 23 1986, by the California Adult Authority. Sirhan was found guity of murder in the first degree in 1969, for shooting Senator Robert F. Kennedy to death on June 6th 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and has been in jail ever since. Inititally Sirhan was on death row at San Quentin state prison but his sentence was reduced in June 1972 from death to life imprisonment, following the abolition of capital punishment by California. It should be noted that Sirhan is still in jail for this crime and was last denied parole at his 15th parole hearing on February 10, 2016. His next parole hearing is scheduled for 2021. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
5/20/1975
Format
16mm b&w positive magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
0:56
Identifier
KPIX 125361
Views
1177

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