Witness Confirms Second Shooter in RFK Murder
The Bobby Kennedy assassination has been dogged by conspiracy theories since the day it happenedattheAmbassadorHotel. Sirhan Sirhan, the then-24-year-old Palestinian assassin, was convicted of shooting RFK over his support of Israel, but many don’t believe that he acted alone.
Sirhan’s lawyers, for starters, have even suggested that the Palestinian was “hypno-programmed,” or brainwashed. Now, the defense is starting to have a little more credibility. A key eyewitness, Nina Rhodes-Hughes, has re-emerged to claimthatthereweretwoshooters.
Now 78, Rhodes-Hughes claims that the FBI twisted her statements to make it seem she reported hearing only eight gunshots. However, she asserts that she heard at least twelve, perhaps up to 14, which corroborates the witness accounts of at least four other people present during the shooting. An audio expert has also detected thirteen shots on an uncovered tape recorded used by reporter Stanislaw Pruszynski. Since Sirhan’s weapon only contained eight bullets, if more than eight shots were fired, it would seem that another assailant was involved.
In an interviewwithCNN, Rhodes-Hughes says that her statements were twisted to "conform with what they [the FBI] wanted the public to believe, period." But why would the FBI want to cover up a second shooter? And who is the alleged (other) gunman in the greasy kitchen?
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