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“No More Coverups!”: Another Witness Says More than One Shooter in RFK Assassination

[1]COMMENT: A num­ber of you took note of this sto­ry. Robert Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion was not the work of a “lone nut,” any more than were the killings of his broth­er, Mar­tin Luther King and many oth­ers. Robert Kennedy was dis­patched by the same forces that killed his broth­er.

(For a detailed overview of the RFK assas­si­na­tion , see AFA #9 [2]. For an exam­i­na­tion of some of the main points of infor­ma­tion, see FTR #582 [3]).

In addi­tion to new sci­en­tif­ic infor­ma­tion con­firm­ing that more than eight shots were fired [4] (Sirhan’s gun only held eight), that the “girl in the pol­ka dot dress” [5] was real and indi­ca­tions  that Sirhan was indeed hyp­no-pro­grammed, a wit­ness has come for­ward claim­ing that there was more than one gun­man and that her pre­vi­ous tes­ti­mo­ny was dis­tort­ed.

Nina Rhodes-Hugh­es claims that she nev­er endorsed the sin­gle gun­man the­o­ry on the record and that her tes­ti­mo­ny to that effect was inac­cu­rate. She says she saw a sec­ond gun­man and that there were more than eight shots fired.

Notice the rel­a­tive silence sur­round­ing the re-open­ing of the case–an inci­dent that deter­mined the course of a very impor­tant Pres­i­den­tial cam­paign in 1968.

“Key Wit­ness in Assas­si­na­tion of RFK Says Sirhan Sirhan Did­n’t Act Alone” by Eric Pfeif­fer; The Sideshow [CNN]; 4/30/2012. [6]

A key wit­ness to the 1968 assas­si­na­tion of Robert F. Kennedy has retract­ed her offi­cial state­ments in the case and now claims that con­vict­ed assas­sin Sirhan Sirhan did not act alone.

Nina Rhodes-Hugh­es, 78, tells CNN that the FBI “twist­ed” her orig­i­nal state­ments to author­i­ties. In recent court fil­ings led by Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Kamala Har­ris, state pros­e­cu­tors argue that even if there were a sec­ond gun­man on the scene, Sirhan is still guilty of mur­der.

“What has to come out is that there was anoth­er shoot­er to my right,” Rhodes told CNN. “The truth has got to be told. No more cov­er-ups.”

Rhodes’ orig­i­nal FBI state­ment says she only heard 8 gun­shots at the time and makes no men­tion of a sec­ond shoot­er. How­ev­er, Rhodes, who was just feet away from Kennedy says she nev­er claimed to have only heard 8 shots.

“I nev­er said eight shots. I nev­er, nev­er said it. There were more than eight shots,” she told CNN. “There were at least 12, maybe 14. And I know there were because I heard the rhythm in my head.”

Last Novem­ber, Sirhan’s attor­neys announced they were fil­ing a chal­lenge to the ver­dict, alleg­ing a con­spir­a­cy by author­i­ties in the case. They are ask­ing that Sirhan be released from prison. His attor­neys argue that Sirhan was the vic­tim of a mali­cious form of “hypo pro­gram­ming” that false­ly caused him to believe he was RFK’s assas­sin.

“For me it’s hope­ful and sad that it’s only com­ing out now instead of before — but at least now instead of nev­er,” Rhodes told CNN.

Rhodes was nev­er called as a wit­ness in Sirhan’s tri­al but claims she gave an inter­view short­ly after the shoot­ing dur­ing which she claimed to have heard at least a dozen shots.