Two Forensic Scientists Conclude Sirhan Sirhan Was Not the Lone Shooter in RFK Assassination
Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down on June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. In a new book, two forensic scientists say an audiotape proves the convicted killer, Sirhan Sirhan, was not the lone shooter. (Popperfoto/Getty Images)
In their new book, "An Open and Shut Case," Robert Joling and Philip Van Praag say that after analyzing audio recordings of the assassination they concluded that at least 13 shots were fired. But the handgun Sirhan used only had the capacity to fire eight shots.
The critical piece of evidence, they say, is an audiotape recorded by a journalist who was traveling with Kennedy.
"What we would basically like to see at this point, is a new investigation certainly based on new facts that we have come up with, take a fresh look at this case and to bring the authorities in," Van Praag said.