Sirhan Sirhan, Robert Kennedy's assassin, to seek parole for 14th time

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Flashback: Sirhan Sirhan Assassinates Robert Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy's assassin will seek parole for the 14th time Wednesday morning -- almost 48 years after he shot and killed the Democratic senator for New York.

Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after he'd won the state's Democratic presidential primary. The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy died the next day.

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Sirhan B. Sirhan, a Christian-born Palestinian from Jordan who opposed Kennedy's support for Israel, was wrestled to the ground with a gun in his hand and later convicted of the killing. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life in prison after California banned the death penalty.

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Sirhan, now 71, has said for many years that he doesn't remember shooting Kennedy, who was 42.

At his last parole hearing in 2011 -- his 13th unsuccessful attempt to win his freedom -- parole commissioners said Sirhan hadn't shown enough remorse for or understanding of the severity of his crime.

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Sirhan is serving his life sentence at a prison in San Diego, where he was moved on Nov. 22, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy's assassination. State prison officials said the timing was a coincidence.

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16th March 1938: Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888 - 1969), the American Ambassador and financier with his wife and five of their nine children at the Princes Gate home in London. Left to right: Kathleen, Edward (who became a Democratic senator), Joseph Kennedy, wife Rose Kennedy, Patricia (1924 - 2006), Jean and Robert, who became a Democratic senator before his assassination. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
circa 1964: Outside his residence at number 10 Downing Street, London, the British prime minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home, right, shakes hands with Robert Kennedy, US attorney general, and brother of the assassinated American president. Kennedy is in London for talks with the British government. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Keystone/Getty Images)
A family pay their respects at the John F Kennedy Memorial after the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, Runnymede, Surrey, England, 6th June 1968. (Photo by Tilbury/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
6th June 1969: Mrs Stephen Smith and her daughters place flowers on the grave of her late brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy following a memorial service at the grave site on the first anniversary of the late Senatorfs death. (Photo by Gene Forte/Keystone/Getty Images)
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