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April 30th, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Witness to RFK assassination says FBI report 'devastating,' says she told investigators she heard 12-14 shots

The man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may soon get a new trial. A federal court could rule any day now on a challenge to Sirhan Sirhan's conviction, based partially on a theory that there was another shooter.

It's a theory bolstered by Nina Rhodes-Hughes, a fundraiser for RFK. She was at the Ambassador Hotel on the night he was gunned down in 1968. Nina not only heard shots from two different directions, but she says there were more than eight. Sirhan's gun could only hold eight bullets, and his defense team is expected to use her testimony in its court filings.

Nina talks to Soledad this morning about the shooting, and explains why it was 'devastating' when she saw an FBI report didn't include her claims.


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  1. Lalo Alan

    12-14 SHOTS...SIRHAN SHOT BOBBY 3 TIMES – NO BODY IN THE CROWD SURROUNDING BOBBY GOT SHOT – NO OTHER BULLETS WERE RECOVERED. NO BODY ELSE HEARD MORE THAN THE THREE SHOTS. NO BODY SAW OTHER SHOOTERS. THE BULLETS THAT HIT BOBBY CAME FROM SIRHAN'S GUN. THIS REVELATION COMES MORE THAN 40 YEARS AFTER THE ASASSINATION. IS THE "WITNESS" TRYING TO GET SIRHAN OUT OF JAIL?

    May 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mat

      Five other people were shot, you can look this up anywhere. There are many eye witnesses who reported around 13 shots and another gun. If you read more on what Nina has said you would find the authorities changed her story and now she is making sure that the correct evidence/statement is presented at Sirhans appeal.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. david

    the cop that was behind rfk,shot rfk,in the head.he is now living in the phillipines.the same people,who clipped jfk(lbj,fbi,cia) were involved in wacking rfk.what a better world it would be if both of them lived.the lapd,as we have found out,is the dumbest law inforcement agency,in this country.

    April 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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