happened at 12:50 a.m. PDT, in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He was shot
3 times, 5 other people were wounded. He had just delivered a speech in which
he celebrated winning the California presidential primary. He was 42 years old.
was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian, with a .22 Revolver. Sirhan's motives
have always been unclear, but conspiracy watchers say he could have been part
of a wider conspiracy to stop Kennedy who was intent on stopping the Vietnam War.
Sirhan was sentenced to die, but California suspended the death penalty. He has
been in jail since, denied parole as a threat to public safety.