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.

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  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 http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Reports_Research/historyCapital.html


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