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RFK's Widow Says Sirhan B. Sirhan ‘Should Not Be Paroled'

"Our family and our country suffered an unspeakable loss due to the inhumanity of one man," Ethel Kennedy said

Robert F. Kennedy, brother of Sen. John F. Kennedy, is shown with his wife, Ethel, as they arrived to vote in the town of Barnstable, Mass., Nov. 8, 1960.
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Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, said Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, her husband's assassin, should not be released from prison.

"Bobby believed we should work to 'tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of the world.' He wanted to end the war in Vietnam and bring people together to build a better, stronger country. More than anything, he wanted to be a good father and loving husband," Kennedy said in a statement Tuesday to NBC News.

"Our family and our country suffered an unspeakable loss due to the inhumanity of one man. We believe in the gentleness that spared his life, but in taming his act of violence, he should not have the opportunity to terrorize again."

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