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Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin moves to new prison

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    Sirhan Sirhan, 66, spoke during a Board of Parole Suitability Hearing at the Pleasant Valley State Prison on March 2, 2011. Sirhan, serving a life sentence for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was transferred Friday to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in southern San Diego County, prison officials confirmed.
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SAN DIEGO » Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was moved to a new prison in California on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy’s brother, President John F. Kennedy.

A state corrections official says Sirhan Sirhan was transferred Friday from Corcoran state prison in central California to Richard J. Donovan prison in San Diego.

Corrections spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman tells U-T San Diego that the transfer was routine and the date "an unfortunate coincidence."

Sirhan, who’s 69, is serving a life sentence for shooting Robert Kennedy in 1968 in Los Angeles.

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