Sirhan Sirhan could not have killed Presidential Candidate. The simple fact is that the bullet wound in RFK’s head, according to the autopsy report, was most similar to a wound that would have been made from a bullet fired 1 to 2 inches from the wound entry. At no time was Sirhan Sirhan close enough to have fired the fatal shot. Test firings were done to establish the distance from the weapon fired to the entry wound in RFK’s head by using mock up materials that would simulate the victims head. There are other problems that cause the proof that Sirhan did it to fall short but this one is the most staggering.
Here is the excerpt from the autopsy report:
Test firingss were conducted on June 11, 1968, using a weapon and ammunition supplied by the Los Angeles Police Department as being the most nearly identical manufacture possible to that of the fatal weapon. An area adjacent to the firing range on the Los Angeles Police Academy was utilized.
Personnel consisted of Drs. Holloway and Noguchi, Mr. DeWayne Wolfer and Sgt. William J. Lee……
(My notes: Many firings were done and then this.)
With the test weapon at an angle of 15 degrees upward and 30 degrees forward (to correspond with the goniometric-sic data) and at a distance of one inch (2.5 cm) from the edge of the right ‘ear’, the test pattern is most similar to the powder residue pattern noted on the Senator’s right ear and on hair specimens studied. Similarity persists, on the 2 inch (5 cm) distance firing, with respect to the distribution of discrete granules.
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