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Special Unit Senator: The Investigation of the Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Special Unit Senator The Investigation of the Assassination of Senator Robert F Kennedy Author:Robert A. Houghton with Theodore Taylor At 12:15 a.m., June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a candidate for the Presidency of the United States, was mortally wounded by an alien Arab, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. Almost immediately, there were rumors of conspiracy. President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had been assassinated. Was the latest shocking crime part of a la... more »rger plan? Or was it simply the lone hand of an embittered youth playing out a strange martyr role?
Special Unit Senator, a special police task force organized by the Los Angeles Police Department to investigate the assassination of Robert Kennedy, is the engrossing story of that investigation, probably the most extensive search for the truth ever launched by a local law enforcement agency.
Beginning with the initial, taped interrogation of Sirhan Sirhan in the early morning hours of June 5, the book reconstructs not only the crime in detail but the hour-by-hour, day-by-day probe that stretched from Los Angeles to Jerusalem, including:
-the investigation of the "polka-dot-dress" girl;
-the confession of a teenager in Juaraez, Mexico, who astonished reporters with the story that he was involved with the assassination and planned to kill Ted Kennedy;
-the allegation that the assassination was CIA-inspired;
-the story of the other deaths which followed in the wake of the assassination;
-a reconstruction of Sirhan's life, with emphasis on his actvities just before the assassination;
-the investigation of the "plot" of the San Fernando "Valley Arabs."
Seventeen separate conspiracy-potential cases were investigated in this patient but relentless combing to find the "why" behind the gun. Almost 5,000 interviews were made. Written authoritatively by the expert who conceived Special Unit Senator- Robert A. Houghton, Chief of Detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department- the result is not only a gripping an engrossing study of modern investigative techniques but a unique portrait of a crime and its fascinatiing aftermath.« less