Posted by: Chris Kretz | April 23, 2009

In the World: Sirhan Sirhan Gets Death

Wednesday, April 23, 1969

The Los Angeles jury that convicted Sirhan Sirhan of murder today sentenced him to death in the gas chamber.



  1. Sirhan Sirhan had his sentence commuted to life in prison as a result of a 1972 California Supreme Court decision regarding the death penalty. You can read more of the details on the decision and the history of the death penalty in California at

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