Kennedy´s murderer may be free – level 3

01-09-2021 15:00

Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was granted parole on Friday, after two of Kennedy´s sons spoke in favor of Sirhan´s release, and lawyers declined to argue that he should stay in jail.

The decision was a major victory for the 77-year-old man, who spent 53 years in prison; however, it doesn´t guarantee he is free. The ruling must be reviewed by the California Parole Board and then sent to the governor who will make the final decision.

Douglas Kennedy, who was a toddler when his father was gunned down in 1968, said he was moved to tears by Sirhan´s remorse, and he should be released if he´s not a threat to others.

Difficult words: assassin (a person who murders an important person for political or religious reasons), grant parole (to give freedom to a prisoner before the end of a sentence, on the promise of good behavior), remorse (a strong feeling of guilt and regret for doing something wrong).

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