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93. RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Moved to New Prison,0,1...
3:48 PM PST, November 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES - An attorney for the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy said Monday his client was transferred from a prison that houses high-risk offenders to a new facility where his life could be in danger.

Attorney William F. Pepper said Sirhan Sirhan opposed the move from the state prison in Corcoran, which houses high-risk prisoners such as Charles Manson, to Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.

"Our main concern is for his safety," said Laurie Dusek, an associate of Pepper. "We are not sure that Pleasant Valley has the ability to protect him. He is a target."

Pepper said he has new evidence and wants to reopen Sirhan's case.

Oscar Hidalgo, a spokesman for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said Sirhan, 65, had requested the transfer and wants to stay in Pleasant Valley.

"After discussing his hesitation with prison officials at Pleasant Valley, Sirhan Sirhan indicated he wanted to stay at the new facility after all," Hidalgo said. "He can indicate if he feels unsafe at any point and the department will respond appropriately."

Sirhan is serving a life sentence for the 1968 killing of Kennedy. He had been housed for years in the protective unit at Corcoran, one of the most isolated units in the state prison system.

Pepper said neither he nor Sirhan had requested the move and neither had received notice until Sirhan was actually moved last Thursday.

Hidalgo countered in a written statement that the move followed numerous requests by Sirhan to be transferred from Corcoran.

"His movements there have been extremely controlled and his exposure to others extremely limited," Hidalgo said.

Hidalgo could not immediately give details of Sirhan's new living arrangements or how much contact he has with other prisoners.

He said Sirhan's lawyers were notified of the move, but both Pepper and Dusek said they were not told of the transfer.

Dusek said she had contacted prison officials, checking on a report from Sirhan's brother that he might be moved. Authorities denied any knowledge of such a change, she said.

Pepper said he wrote to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger protesting the move. The governor's office said it had not received any communication on the matter.

Munir Sirhan confirmed that he had notified the lawyer about the transfer and said his brother had asked to be moved at one point but not to Pleasant Valley.

Sirhan Sirhan did not feel safe at Corcoran after he was singled out after the Sept. 11 attacks by guards who thought he was a Muslim, even though he is a Christian
, his brother said.

Branded a potential terrorist, Sirhan was placed in total isolation where he remained for six years before being returned to the protected housing unit, Munir Sirhan and Dusek said.

Pepper took up Sirhan's cause after lawyer Lawrence Teeter died in 2005. Teeter claimed new ballistics and other evidence proved the killing was part of a conspiracy.

Pepper said he has hired a psychologist to try to help Sirhan retrieve memories of the night that Kennedy was shot. Sirhan has claimed he remembers nothing.

Pepper also represented Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray in the last years of his life. He attempted to prove that Ray was not the lone assassin who shot King, and that the civil rights leader's death was part of a conspiracy.

Copyright 2009, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles

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  -Experts: Sirhan Sirhan Did Not Kill RFK seemslikeadream  Mar-26-08 05:26 PM   #0 
  - Glad you posted this.  Hope2006   Mar-26-08 05:33 PM   #1 
  - Sirhan and the RFK Assassination  seemslikeadream   Mar-26-08 09:53 PM   #3 
     - Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: a Robert Maheu Production?  MinM   Apr-15-08 11:03 PM   #62 
        - They don't just assassinate; they make sure that avenues to remedies are closed . . .  defendandprotect   Apr-17-08 08:41 PM   #70 
        - That's exactly right...  MinM   Apr-19-08 03:47 PM   #73 
           - Ex-Howard Hughes spokesman, CIA operative dies  MinM   Aug-06-08 12:11 PM   #81 
        - John Meier says the Howard Hughes organization was involved in the RFK assassination  MinM   Jun-05-08 02:01 PM   #79 
           - Have you seen these vids?  seemslikeadream   Jun-05-08 02:08 PM   #80 
           - Playboy: The Puppet and the Puppetmasters  MinM   Jan-29-09 09:06 PM   #86 
              - CIA took money from any RW sources -- including KKK and Nazis ....  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:09 AM   #109 
  - Did you know that gullible isn't in the dictionary?????  boloboffin   Mar-26-08 05:58 PM   #2 
  - Gullible is believing the same government claimed Saddam had WMDs on stand-by.  Octafish   Apr-05-08 01:26 PM   #8 
  - Sadly, "irrelevant" is in the dictionary.  boloboffin   Apr-05-08 01:35 PM   #9 
  - Is that not amusing?  seemslikeadream   Apr-05-08 02:02 PM   #10 
  - Never let facts get in the way of a good story!  PhD   Nov-04-09 10:42 PM   #98 
  - And we'd have got away with it if it weren't for  Laurier   Apr-05-08 02:12 AM   #4 
  - ..  seemslikeadream   Apr-05-08 09:51 AM   #5 
  - Hm...  k-robjoe   Apr-05-08 11:06 AM   #6 
  - Debunkers: Where's the sarcastic know-nothing response on Uecker?  JackRiddler   Apr-05-08 03:16 PM   #11 
  - Whatever happened to Dan Moldea?  Octafish   Apr-05-08 06:36 PM   #12 
  - I haven't seen him on my TV  seemslikeadream   Apr-05-08 08:08 PM   #13 
  - Moldea wrote 'Dark Victory: Reagan, MCA & the Mob'  Octafish   Apr-06-08 12:55 AM   #15 
     - Apparently making that 'NFL-mafia connection' got Moldea blackballed  MinM   Apr-07-08 06:55 PM   #27 
        - Dan Moldea and the DC Madam  MinM   May-12-08 07:41 AM   #75 
           - Looks like Dan Moldea is there is create lies and attest to them -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:21 AM   #112 
  - Moldea was still being pushed up to a few years ago -- always thought him a player for RW side ....  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:20 AM   #111 
  - Good question! n/t  Hope2006   Apr-06-08 12:50 AM   #14 
  - I've been waiting for the sarcastic know-nothing attack on debunkers.  boloboffin   Apr-06-08 03:16 PM   #17 
     - So it's a, "just another confused eyewitness."  JackRiddler   Apr-06-08 04:20 PM   #18 
        - Counter evidence - the recordings only have Sirhan's eight shots.  boloboffin   Apr-06-08 04:42 PM   #19 
  - point blank range  sabbat hunter   Apr-06-08 12:44 PM   #16 
     - You don't link...  JackRiddler   Apr-06-08 05:00 PM   #20 
     - here is a link  sabbat hunter   Apr-06-08 05:24 PM   #21 
        - Powder burns  k-robjoe   Apr-06-08 05:47 PM   #22 
        - So, let me make sure I get this straight...  SDuderstadt   Apr-06-08 07:50 PM   #24 
           - Its all very confusing  k-robjoe   Apr-07-08 04:07 AM   #25 
           - I don't think your "source" is particularly believable  SDuderstadt   Apr-07-08 06:27 PM   #26 
              - "false certainty"  k-robjoe   Apr-08-08 04:49 AM   #28 
              - Kill the messenger!  JackRiddler   Apr-08-08 07:26 AM   #29 
                 - Coming from someone down on Moldea, that is a really big LOL! n/t  boloboffin   Apr-08-08 07:53 AM   #30 
                 - Zero still requires addition of $2 metro card for subway ride.  JackRiddler   Apr-08-08 07:56 AM   #31 
                    - Yeah.  boloboffin   Apr-08-08 07:59 AM   #32 
                 - You're assuming what Shanna says is true  SDuderstadt   Apr-08-08 11:05 AM   #33 
                    - No, I'm taking Noguchi's word for it.  JackRiddler   Apr-08-08 11:40 AM   #34 
                       - But since Uecker could not have known the position of Kennedy throughout the event  boloboffin   Apr-08-08 11:48 AM   #35 
                       - Uecker couldn't know, but obviously you do - thanks to Randivision (tm).  JackRiddler   Apr-08-08 11:53 AM   #36 
                          - Uecker was in front of Kennedy, looking at the gun and dealing with Sirhan.  boloboffin   Apr-08-08 01:13 PM   #38 
                          - Field of vision  k-robjoe   Apr-08-08 04:43 PM   #47 
                             - All very true about his field of vision...  JackRiddler   Jan-30-09 04:33 PM   #88 
                          - Bugliosi  k-robjoe   Apr-08-08 01:30 PM   #39 
                             - ... was an early champion of reopening the RFK case against Sirhan Sirhan  MinM   Apr-08-08 01:46 PM   #40 
                             - ...has probably changed his mind between then and now. n/t  boloboffin   Apr-08-08 01:50 PM   #41 
                                - Perhaps ...  MinM   Apr-08-08 02:56 PM   #42 
                                   - Bwa!  boloboffin   Apr-08-08 03:14 PM   #43 
                                   - You are correct...  MinM   Apr-08-08 03:47 PM   #44 
                                   - And it's irrelevant.  JackRiddler   Apr-08-08 03:47 PM   #45 
                                   - Spence, Bugliosi and 40 years later...  MinM   Jun-04-08 08:00 AM   #78 
                             - There was distance and there was the fact gun was in FRONT of RFK ....  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:28 AM   #114 
                       - Show me where Shannan cites a specific source and links to it  SDuderstadt   Apr-09-08 03:36 PM   #49 
                          - Shannan has nothing to do with it. It's Noguchi, the coroner.  JackRiddler   Apr-10-08 11:42 AM   #50 
                             - You need to pay attention, Jack  SDuderstadt   Apr-10-08 12:20 PM   #51 
                                - No, you jumped into a discussion of the bullets and powder burns...  JackRiddler   Apr-10-08 12:31 PM   #52 
                                   - Jesus Fucking Christ, Jack...  SDuderstadt   Apr-10-08 01:01 PM   #53 
                                      - "so Cesar was on the floor"  k-robjoe   Apr-10-08 01:31 PM   #54 
                                      - Thane Eugene Cesar -- a name we need to keep out there for all to see ... !!!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:31 AM   #115 
                                      - This is an open board, members may respond to any post.  JackRiddler   Apr-10-08 01:55 PM   #55 
                                         - I see neither you nor K-robjoe can answer the question I posed  SDuderstadt   Apr-10-08 03:35 PM   #57 
                                            - Many people saw Cesar with his gun drawn.  JackRiddler   Apr-11-08 09:24 PM   #58 
                                            - If by "learning about the case" you mean buying what some...  SDuderstadt   Apr-11-08 09:59 PM   #59 
                                            - yawn...  JackRiddler   Apr-11-08 11:50 PM   #60 
                                            - No, Jack...  SDuderstadt   Apr-12-08 01:23 AM   #61 
                                            - general agenda.  seemslikeadream   Apr-15-08 11:37 PM   #63 
                                            - Donald Schulman, of KNXT Television  MinM   Apr-16-08 02:37 PM   #64 
                                            - Thanks! n/t  k-robjoe   Apr-16-08 05:27 PM   #65 
                                            - I'd heard that Cesar was the actual assassin. He's alive and well,  ailsagirl   Apr-22-08 02:04 PM   #74 
                                            - Evidently they don't need to eliminate him .... !! But, some say they saw at least  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:36 AM   #116 
           - Who said no one saw it? There were people who saw it ---  defendandprotect   Apr-16-08 09:51 PM   #66 
           - Then name them, D&P and...  SDuderstadt   Apr-17-08 10:21 PM   #72 
           - Here, let me settle this  ResetButton   Aug-06-08 06:12 PM   #84 
              - Aww. Do you need some juice? n/t  boloboffin   Aug-06-08 06:14 PM   #85 
        - Which doesn't answer the question...  JackRiddler   Apr-06-08 06:20 PM   #23 
     - You're in denial that gun was still in FRONT of RFK while wounds are in back ...  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:24 AM   #113 
  - MLK - William F. Pepper & Judge Joe Brown on NPR - 4.4.2008  seemslikeadream   Apr-05-08 11:47 AM   #7 
  - Thank you ... saved to my favs ---  defendandprotect   Apr-17-08 08:43 PM   #71 
  - Thank you for the links . . . saving them for another day!  defendandprotect   Mar-30-09 12:33 AM   #91 
  - CIA Operative/LAPD Detective Hank Hernadez v Sandy Serrano  MinM   Apr-08-08 12:59 PM   #37 
  - Scott Enyart  MinM   Apr-08-08 04:12 PM   #46 
  - The RFK 'Zapruder Film'  MinM   Apr-10-08 02:05 PM   #56 
  - Ah, yes, this is a tape that has to be heard . . . I've heard it a few times and it's  defendandprotect   Apr-16-08 09:56 PM   #67 
     - You are welcome.  MinM   Apr-17-08 12:50 PM   #68 
        - Thank you -- saved and listening to one now . . . A&E/History Channel  defendandprotect   Apr-17-08 07:55 PM   #69 
  - RFK | USAID | SUS  MinM   Apr-09-08 07:02 AM   #48 
  - "RFK" (documentary; 2008)  MinM   May-20-08 11:06 AM   #76 
  - Thank you MinM  seemslikeadream   May-20-08 09:51 PM   #77 
  - The Assassination of Robert Kennedy (1992)  MinM   Nov-29-11 08:41 PM   #106 
  - Uh, huh. They decided to release this "blockbuster news" from a CASINO?  Redstone   Aug-06-08 04:37 PM   #82 
  - Oh stop it  seemslikeadream   Aug-06-08 04:53 PM   #83 
  - Have you listened to the interview with Shane O Sullivan, author "Who Killed Bobby?"  MrMickeysMom   Jan-29-09 09:16 PM   #87 
  - 41 Years Since RFK Assassination  MinM   Mar-20-09 01:32 PM   #89 
  - The myth of the lone gunman . . . the misfit -- !!!!  defendandprotect   Mar-25-09 02:29 AM   #90 
  - k i c k  defendandprotect   Mar-30-09 12:35 AM   #92 
  - RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Moved to New Prison  MinM   Nov-03-09 10:52 AM   #93 
  - Jack Ruby tried to tell the truth -- tried to get a new trial -- as he got closer to it . ..  defendandprotect   Nov-03-09 10:06 PM   #95 
  - In about 30,40 years we might have the power on the left to bring truth forward . . .I hope!!!  defendandprotect   Nov-03-09 09:57 PM   #94 
  - TRUTH TO POWER!  snooper2   Nov-04-09 03:00 PM   #96 
     - Yes --  defendandprotect   Nov-04-09 03:42 PM   #97 
  - THIS is more sleight of hand which should wake up DU'ers re 9/11 . . .as well -- !!!  defendandprotect   Nov-05-09 02:24 PM   #99 
  - The return of Zombie slad!...nt  SidDithers   Nov-05-09 02:26 PM   #100 
  - Ha!  MrMickeysMom   Nov-05-09 10:33 PM   #101 
     - Nah, I just miss the tears of laughter that she and her posts used to induce...  SidDithers   Nov-06-09 10:09 AM   #102 
        - Jesus, that was a hoot!  SDuderstadt   Nov-06-09 10:52 AM   #103 
        - Geez, Sid...  MrMickeysMom   Nov-06-09 06:57 PM   #104 
  - Sirhan Sirhan Hassan Cho.  thepeopleunited   Nov-07-09 04:14 PM   #105 
  - Zombie slad rises again...  SidDithers   Dec-02-11 12:07 PM   #107 
  - Where's this thread been? Good to see it back -- a lot of info on this thread -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 12:23 AM   #108 
  - I remember SLAD...  jberryhill   Dec-03-11 01:15 AM   #110 

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