Sirhan Sirhan, RFK’s assassin, moved to San Diego County prison

Sirhan Sirhan, RFK’s assassin, moved to San Diego County prison

SAN DIEGO — The man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy 45 years ago was transferred to Donovan State Prison in Otay Mesa from a Kings County penitentiary Friday — on the 50th anniversary of the murder of the New York senator’s older brother, President John F. Kennedy.

Sirhan Sirhan, 69, arrived at the southern San Diego County prison Friday afternoon, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which described the move as routine and the timing “simply an unfortunate coincidence.”

“Inmates are transferred frequently in our system,” CDCR press secretary Jeffrey Callison said.

Sirhan previously was housed at Corcoran State Prison in Central California, according to Callison.

Officials with the agency “don’t comment on the reasons” for such moves, in part because they involve security concerns, the spokesman said.

Sirhan was convicted in April 1969 of first-degree murder and assault with attempt to commit murder in connection with…

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