June 6 marked the 50th anniversary of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's death. But It seems that 50 years later, the question of who actually pulled the trigger that killed RFK may still be in question.
His son, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was 14 at the time, believes a new investigation should be opened into the fact that there could have been more than one shooter that night at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, a conclusion he reached after talking with witnesses, looking at the police and autopsy reports, and visiting Sirhan B. Sirhan, the man who, in 1969, was convicted of killing RFK and remains in a San Diego prison today.
Although Kennedy Jr. wouldn't divulge, in a Washington Post interview, specifics of the conversation between the two men during their three-hour meeting, he did state, "I went there because I was curious and disturbed by what I had seen in the evidence. I was disturbed that the wrong person might have been convicted of killing my father."
A couple questions he would like answered are why 13 shots were fired at the scene, and, if Sirhan fired the shots standing in front of RFK, how was he shot point-blank in the back?
The younger Kennedy isn't alone in wanting the investigation reopened. Since 1974, Paul Schrade, now 90, who was also shot that night, believes there could have been a second gunman.
After RFK's death, a train carried his body from New York to Washington, D.
Here is a copy of the original article that appeared in The Sun on the evening of June 6, 1968.
Top right: In this June 5, 1968, file photo, presidential hopeful Sen. Robert F. Kennedy waves goodbye to his supporters as he prepares to leave the Ambassador Hotel ballroom in Los Angeles, before exiting through a kitchen backstage, where he was shot. (AP Photo/Dick Strobel, File)
Second right: Paul Schrade, who was hit by one of the bullets fired during the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, holds a news conference in his Los Angeles hospital room five days after the shooting. Beginning in 1974, Schrade launched a campaign to reinvestigate the case, which he continues to do at age 93. (AP file photo)
Third right: Paul Schrade, who was hit by one of the bullets fired during the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, holds a news conference in his Los Angeles hospital room five days after the June 1968 shooting. Beginning in 1974, Schrade launched a campaign to reinvestigate the case, which he continues to do at age 93. (AP file photo)
Fourth right: People gather on the train tracks in Elizabeth, N.J., on June 8, 1968, to say goodbye to Robert F. Kennedy. (Paul Fusco / Library of Congress)
Fifth right: U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy enters St. Patrick's Cathedral for the funeral for his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, June 8, 1968. Behind him is Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel Skakel Kennedy. New York Roman Catholic Archbishop Terence Cooke is at center. New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay is seen at far right. (AP File Photo)
Bottom middle: Booking photo of Sirhan B. Sirhan, who was convicted in the June 5, 1968 killing of Sen. Robert Kennedy. He has been incarcerated in California prisons for the past 50 years.