Statement of Lawrence Teeter,
Current Attorney for Sirhan Bishara Sirhan

"Sirhan Sirhan was out of position and out of range and therefore could not 
have shot Kennedy." 
The following is the statement Sirhan Sirhan's current lawyer, Lawrence Teeter, 
released on the 30th anniversary of the murder of Robert Kennedy. Teeter is the 
first lawyer Sirhan has had to have ever proclaimed Sirhan's innocence.


The assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy shortly after midnight on June 
5, 1968, changed the course of world history. Senator Kennedy had promised to 
end the war in Vietnam if elected as President, as seemed likely to happen 
following his victory in the June 4 California Democratic Presidential primary 

At first glance, the RFK case seems open and shut. After all, Sirhan Sirhan was 
arrested with a gun in hand at the scene. There the simplicity ends, however. 
There is an abundance of evidence which refutes the official version of this 

1. Sirhan was out of position and out of range and therefore could not have 
shot Robert Kennedy. The Senator was shot from behind, but all witnesses place 
Sirhan in front of him in a face-to-face position. All witnesses placed 
Sirhan's gun at between 1.5 and 5 feet from Senator Kennedy, but the autopsy 
findings clearly establish that the Senator was shot from a weapon held 
somewhere between less than 1 inch and no more than three inches away. All 
witnesses describe Sirhan's gun as having been held horizontally in a normal 
standing position, but the autopsy report describes all bullet tracks in 
Senator Kennedy's body as angled sharply upward, as though fired from below.

2. An armed security guard with strong anti-Kennedy views admitted that he was 
standing directly in contact with the Senator to the rear, that he dropped down 
when the shooting began and that he then pulled his gun. One witness ignored by 
police claimed he saw the guard fir. The guard's weapon was never checked. 
Meanwhile, the one person who photographed the assassination, Jamie Scott 
Enyart, was tackled and arrested at gun point. His camera was seized by police, 
and his photographs have never been recovered. Los Angeles Police secretly 
burned 2, 410 assassination-related photographs in a county hospital 
incinerator long before Sirhan's trial. A Los Angeles jury later awarded Enyart 
a substantial verdict for the loss of his photographs.

3. The official autopsy report devastates the prosecution theory that Sirhan 
shot Robert Kennedy. However, prosecutors illegally withheld this critical 
document from defense counsel for four months until after the defense had 
unnecessarily conceded Sirhan's identity as the killer during opening 
statements to the jury.

4. Bullet holes in a door frame at the crime scene which are documented in FBI 
photographs show that more bullets were fired than could have come from 
"Sirhan's" gun. The police never disclosed these bullets, even though their 
removal by LAPD criminalists was observed by other police personnel. The door 
frame in question was then destroyed under color of a court order issued 
immediately after Sirhan's trial without notice to the defense.

5. Police switched bullets in order to fabricate evidence lending apparent 
support to their theory of the case. As has been noted by Sirhan case 
researcher Lynn Mangan, Los Angeles police manufactured a comparison 
photomicrograph using substitute victim bullets and then falsely presented this 
photograph as evidencing a match between the bullet removed from Senator 
Kennedy's neck and a test bullet fired from "Sirhan's" gun. The use of 
substitute bullets in this exhibit (Special Exhibit 10) is clear from the fact 
that identifying markings on the bases of the involved bullets differ from 
those recorded by physicians when the bullets were recovered.

6. Police behaved as though two guns were recovered at the crime scene, because 
they fired two revolvers and obtained test bullets from both weapons. The 
second gun had been in LAPD custody before the assassination. Despite police 
denials, official records confirm that this gun was destroyed by the LAPD long 
before Sirhan's trial.

7. Dr. Herbert Spiegel, a New York psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia 
University and who is widely regarded as among the country's leading experts on 
hypnosis, has concluded that Sirhan was probably acting out hypnotic commands 
when he fired a gun in Senator Kennedy's presence that fateful day. Sirhan 
himself was so disoriented following his arrest that he did not even know he 
had yet to be arraigned. During pre-trial psychiatric examinations in his cell, 
Sirhan proved to be the ideal hypnotic subject, climbing the bars without 
knowing that he was carrying out post-hypnotic commands. Expert trial testimony 
established that notebook passages containing repetitions of the phrase "RFK 
Must Die" were written in a hypnotic trance, and Sirhan spontaneously 
reproduced this phrase under hypnosis when asked in his cell for a description 
of the Senator. Sirhan's amnesia about the crime was unshaken by hypnosis and 
has consistently remained intact.

These and other issues of constitutional dimension are currently before the 
California Supreme Court, which is considering a habeus corpus petition seeking 
an evidentiary hearing and a new trial for Sirhan. Meanwhile, this historic 
crime remains unsolved. Its true perpetrators have never been brought to 
justice. One victim was killed, and five others were wounded. The seventh 
victim of this dastardly plot, Sirhan Sirhan, has been confined to thirty years 
for a crime he did not commit.

~ Lawrence Teeter, Attorney for Sirhan Sirhan


The following articles pertain to facts surrounding the assassination of Robert 
F. Kennedy. Many people, even those who believe there was a conspiracy to kill 
John Kennedy, have not believed that this assassination was the result of a 
conspiracy. But did Sirhan Sirhan kill Kennedy? The evidence does not support 
that particular theory. Read and learn.

     Sirhan and the RFK Assassination Part 1: 
      The Grand Illusion
      Robert Kennedy was shot just behind the right ear by a gun positioned no 
further than an inch or so away from his head. Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted 
assassin, was in front of Robert Kennedy and all the witnesses placed the gun 
muzzle no closer than a foot to Kennedy's head. But it doesn't stop there. This 
is a very important case, and Sirhan has an appeal pending before the 
California Supreme Court to have an evidentiary hearing. Read about the new 
evidence of Sirhan's innocence and about one of the most elaborate frames in 
     Sirhan and the RFK Assassination Part II: 
      Rubik's Cube
      This is the follow-on article to the above piece. If Sirhan didn't kill 
Kennedy, then who did? Why? How was the cover-up so completely effective? Read 
the evidence and decide for yourself whether Sirhan deserves to be in jail or 
whether he was himself a strange victim of this case.

Assassinations of the 1960's
  a.. The John Kennedy Assassination 
  b.. The Martin Luther King Assassination 
  c.. The Robert Kennedy Assassination 
  d.. The Malcolm X Assassination 
Famous Disputes
  a.. Alger Hiss 
  b.. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg 
  c.. Anastasia 
Deny, Deny, Deny
  a.. Gulf War Syndrome 
  b.. The CIA, Contras and Crack Cocaine 
  c.. The October Surprise 
Small Plane Crashes
  a.. Senator Paul Wellstone 
  b.. Senator Carnahan 
  c.. John Kennedy Jr. 
  d.. Representative Hale Boggs 
Acknowledged Conspiracies
  a.. 9-11 - The Attack on the Twin Towers 
  b.. Watergate 
  c.. Iran-Contra 
  d.. Inslaw/PROMIS 
  e.. The Gulf of Tonkin incident 
  f.. Pearl Harbor 
Too Many Lives Lost
  a.. TWA Flight 800 
  b.. The OKC Bombing 
  c.. KAL Flight 007 
  d.. Waco 
Hidden History
  a.. Iraqgate: The Illegal Arming of Iraq 
  b.. Freeport McMoRan, Cuba and Indonesia 
  c.. Jose Basulto, Cuba and Helms-Burton 
  d.. Chase Bank: "Eliminate the Zapitistas" 
Forbidden Science
  a.. Cold Fusion 
  b.. Antigravity Research 

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