Douglas Kennedy was just a child when his father, a New York Senator and the brother of President John F Kennedy, was murdered in Los Angeles in 1968, but told a parole hearing in California that he believed in Sirhan’s remorse.
“I’m overwhelmed just by being able to view Mr Sirhan face to face,” told the hearing at San Diego County Prison.
“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.”
Kennedy was a Democratic presidential candidate when he was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after delivering a victory speech in the pivotal California primary.P)
Sirhan, 77, has served 53 years for the murder and this was his 16th attempt to win parole.
He told members of the California Parole Board that he had learned to…