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50th anniversary of Senator Kennedy's assassination

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By Daniel Bellamy  with Reuters
50th anniversary of Senator Kennedy's assassination

Fifty years ago on June 5th 1968 US Senator Robert F Kennedy was assassinated.

His brother President John F Kennedy had been shot dead five years before.

Robert F Kennedy's shooting occurred minutes after he gave his victory speech after winning the California Democratic primary and he died the next day.

Palestinian-born Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the shooting and is serving a life sentence for it.

But last year Kennedy's son Robert F Kennedy Junior talked with Sirhan in prison and left having doubts over the conviction.

He's asked for it to be re-examined.

Sirhan did plead guilty,  but he also said he has no recollection of the shooting.