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RFK Assassination Witness Nina Rhodes-Hughes Says Sirhan Sirhan Didn't Act Alone

04/30/2012 01:29 pm ET | Updated Apr 30, 2012

Nina Rhodes-Hughes, a key witness to the Robert F. Kennedy assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, is making bombshell claims in a CNN interview, suggesting that convicted murderer Sirhan Sirhan didn't act alone.

"What has to come out is that there was another shooter to my right," Rhodes-Hughes, who was feet away from RFK in a hotel service pantry during the crime, told CNN. "The truth has got to be told. No more cover-ups."

Rhodes-Hughes, now 78, claims the FBI "twisted" her statements to investigators after the incident in order to come up with the conclusion that she had only heard 8 shots, an account that was used as evidence that Sirhan carried out the act without an accomplice.

With Sirhan's legal team now revisiting the case, however, Rhodes-Hughes is coming forward with concrete allegations.

"I never said eight shots. I never, never said it," she told CNN, accusing California Attorney General Kamala Harris of inaccurately "parroting" the incorrect information on the original FBI report. "There were more than eight shots ... There were at least 12, maybe 14. And I know there were because I heard the rhythm in my head."

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