NEW YORK, AUG 25 – Sirhan B. Sirhan, the man who killed Robert Kennedy in 1968, seeks parole. For the 16th time on Friday he will appear before the California commission that can guarantee it but for the first time, reports the Washington Post, he will do so without any opposition from the prosecution. Sirhan, a 77-year-old Palestinian refugee, has been in prison for 53 years after being arrested on June 5, 1968 and sentenced to death for the death of Robert Kennedy. When California subsequently abolished the death penalty, his sentence was transformed to life imprisonment with the option of parole. (HANDLE).