Robert F Kennedy’s son has disclosed who his father’s “real killer” is just over 50 years after the assassination.
Bobby Kennedy was killed in 1968 just five years after his iconic brother JFK was shot dead in Dallas. Sirhan Sirhan opened fire on Bobby Kennedy in a Los Angeles hotel. Sirhan was convicted of murdering Bobby Kennedy.
Kennedy’s son, Robert Kennedy Jr now claims the actual killer was a hotel security guard. He acknowledges that Sirhan shot at his dad but he believes the bullets that killed him were fired by Thane Eugene Cesar, who died in the Philippines last month.
In an Instagram post, Robert Kennedy Jr said: “Compelling evidence suggests that Cesar murdered my father.
“Cesar waited in the pantry as my father spoke in the ballroom, then grabbed my father by the elbow and guided him toward Sirhan.
“Sirhan fired two shots toward my father before he was tackled.
“From under the dog pile, Sirhan emptied his 8 chamber revolver firing 6 more shots in the opposite direction 5 of them striking bystanders and one going wild.
“By his own account, Cesar was directly behind my dad holding his right elbow with his own gun drawn when my dad fell backwards on top of him.
“According to the Coroner, Dr Thomas Noguchi, all 4 shots that struck my father were “contact” shots fired from behind my dad with the barrel touching or nearly touching his body.
“As my dad fell, he reached back and tore off Cesar’s clip on tie.”
Mr Kennedy claimed Cesar told police he got rid of his pistol before the assassination, despite actually selling it to a friend weeks after the shooting.
He added: “Cesar was a bigot who hated the Kennedys for their advocacy of civil rights for blacks. I had plans to meet Thane Eugene Cesar in the Philippines last June until he demanded a payment of $25,000 (£20,347) through his agent.”
The son insists police never properly investigated Cesar’s role in his dad’s killing at the Ambassador Hotel.