The convicted assassin, 24-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is widely thought to have been acting alone. Sirhan attributed the killing to Kennedy’s support for Israel during and after the Six-Day War, although there is no record of RFK supporting Israel during that period.
On March 3, 1969, in a Los Angeles, California court, Sirhan admitted that he had killed Kennedy. Sirhan has since recanted, and as late as 1998 has sought a new trial. Various vocal critics have claimed the official account of Robert Kennedy’s death is inconsistent and incomplete.