Douglas Kennedy, who was a toddler when his father was killed, attended last year’s hearing and urged for his release, saying he was moved to tears by Sihran’s remorse, the AP reported: “I’m overwhelmed just by being able to view Mr Sirhan face-to-face. I think I’ve lived my life both in fear of him and his name in one way or another. And I am grateful today to see him as a human being worthy of compassion and love.”
Robert F Kennedy Jr, another son, also recently urged that Newsom free Sihran, noting that the state’s own psychiatrists deemed he was not a threat to society, and raising questions about police’s original investigation. He met with Sirhan in 2018 and said he found him to be a “gentle, humble, kindhearted, frail and harmless”.
Paul Schrade, a victim who survived the shooting, has also argued for his release.