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On 5th June 1968 Robert Kennedy was making his way from the ballroom at the Ambassador Hotel Los Angeles to give a press conference The prearranged route went through a food service pantry While making his way through this area Sirhan Sirhan stepped forward and fired a 22 revolver at the President Although Sirhan was quickly subdued Kennedy and five others were wounded although only Kennedy was fatally wounded Sirhan was arrested at the scene charged and convicted of first degree murder He was to have been executed but the US Supreme Court voided the constitutionality of the death sentence before the sentence could be carried out The problem with this scenario is that the physical evidence and eyewitness reports would seem to show that Sirhan was incapable of inflicting the wounds attributed to him The autopsy showed that Kennedy had been shot three times One shot entered the head behind the right ear a second shot near the right armpit and a third roughly one and a half inches below the second All shots entered the body at a sharply upward angle moving slightly right to left These shots are inconsistent with eyewitness reports of the shooting Sirhan had no access to the Kennedys rear and he never turned more than sideways to Sirhan Also Sirhan fired with his arm parallel to the floor Maitre d Karl Uecker who had been leading Kennedy forward by the right hand at the time the shooting started grappled Sirhan after his second shot and pushed the gun away All these points as well as the fact that the gun was one and a half to six feet from Kennedy prove that Sirhan could not have inflicted the fatal wounds to the President Sirhans 22 revolver contained eight bullets and he had no chance to reload This caused
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