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Calif. AG asks judge to deny Sirhan Sirhan appeal

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February 1, 2012 10:38 PM EST | AP


LOS ANGELES — California's attorney general says a judge should deny the latest appeal of assassin Sirhan Sirhan saying the man long-convicted in the murder of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy hasn't proved his innocence.

In a 46-page reply brief issued Wednesday, Attorney General Kamala Harris says Sirhan's latest appeal is speculative, untimely and procedurally unsound.

Lawyers representing Sirhan filed the appeal late last year alleging a bullet was switched in evidence at his trial and that new forensic details exonerated him from the 1968 killing.

Sirhan, now in his late 60s, was denied parole at a hearing last March where he denied any memory of shooting Kennedy at a Los Angeles hotel moments after he claimed victory in California's Democratic presidential primary.

All of his appeals have been turned down.