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L.A. County coroner, Thomas Noguchi, said almost right away that the fatal shot had come from less than an inch away from Kennedy’s head, behind the right ear. That, of course, also rules out Sirhan.3 You’d think some of this might have come up at Sirhan’s trial. But his defense attorneys decided not to challenge any evidence, because their claim was that Sirhan had “diminished capacity” (a nice way of saying he was crazy) and they were looking to get him a life sentence instead of the death penalty. Again, once he pled guilty, there was no real trial with witnesses who might contradict the official story. After a judge approved a citizen’s petition to reinvestigate the firearms evidence, in 1977 the L.A. district attorney’s office wrote that “the apparent lack of reports, both written and photographic, either made ... and destroyed, or never in existence, raised serious doubts as to the substance and reliability of the ballistics evidence presented in the original Sirhan trial.”4 So, if not Sirhan, then who killed RFK? Well, several witnesses saw a security guard who was standing behind Kennedy draw his gun, and one witness even said that he fired it. This was a fellow named Thane Eugene Cesar. He was a plumber by trade, who’d been hired part-time by Ace Security less than a week before the assassination, his assignment being to guard the pantry that night. One of Cesar’s first statements to the police was that he’d been holding Kennedy’s arm when “they” shot him. Not “he,” but “they.” He said when he saw Sirhan’s gun, he reached for his own. But the LAPD never asked to see his gun, or even to ask him what kind it was.5 Years later, he passed a polygraph overseen by author Dan Moldea, who called Cesar “an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of history.”6 Well, maybe he was. Or maybe not. Acoustics expert Van Praag did tests on an H&R 922 pistol of the type that Cesar had on him, and concluded that an H&R 922 had been fired at the same time as Sirhan’s .7 Then, too, besides Sirhan and Cesar, another man with a gun was mentioned by several more witnesses. Conceivably, that person could have gotten in between Kennedy and the security guard to fire the fatal shot, as RFK was falling back from Sirhan.8 The strongest evidence that Sirhan had accomplices are no less than fourteen witnesses who all talked about a girl in a polka-dot dress. A 20-year-old Youth for Kennedy volunteer immediately reported seeing such a girl, both to the press and the police. Earlier in the night, Sandra Serrano said, she’d observed a young woman dressed in a white dress with black or dark-blue polka dots, walking up a back stairway of the hotel. She was with two men, one well-dressed in a white

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AMERICAN CONSPIRACIES, LIES AND DECEPTION FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, JESSE VENTURA  

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