|RFK's Alleged Assassin (Sirhan Sirhan) Hypnoprogrammed
Defence Lawyer says (June 5, 1998)
|Lawrence Teeter, Sirhan's defence lawyer
|The assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy shortly after midnight on June 5,
1968, changed the course of world history. Senator Kennedy had promised to end
the war in Vietnam if elected as President, as seemed likely to happen following his
victory in the June 4 California Democratic Presidential primary election.
At first glance, the RFK case seems open and shut. After all, Sirhan Sirhan was arrested with
a gun in hand at the scene. There the simplicity ends, however. There is an abundance of
evidence which refutes the official version of this crime.
1. Sirhan was out of position and out of range and therefore could not have shot Robert
Kennedy. The Senator was shot from behind, but all witnesses place Sirhan in front of him in
a face-to-face position. All witnesses placed Sirhan's gun at between 1.5 and 5 feet from
Senator Kennedy, but the autopsy findings clearly establish that the Senator was shot from a
weapon held somewhere between less than 1 inch and no more than three inches away. All
witnesses describe Sirhan's gun as having been held horizontally in a normal standing
position, but the autopsy report describes all bullet tracks in Senator Kennedy's body as
angled sharply upward, as though fired from below.
2. An armed security guard with strong anti-Kennedy views admitted that he was standing
directly in contact with the Senator to the rear, that he dropped down when the shooting
began and that he then pulled his gun. One witness ignored by police claimed he saw the
guard fire. The guard's weapon was never checked. Meanwhile, the one person who
photographed the assassination, Jamie Scott Enyart, was tackled and arrested at gun point.
His camera was seized by police, and his photographs have never been recovered. Los
Angeles Police secretly burned 2,410 assassination-related photographs in a county hospital
incinerator long beforeSirhan's trial. A Los Angeles jury later awarded Enyart a substantial
verdict for the loss of his photographs.
3. The official autopsy report devastates the prosecution theory that Sirhan shot Robert
Kennedy. However, prosecutors illegally withheld this critical document from defense counsel
for four months until after the defense had unnecessarily conceded Sirhan's identity as the
killer during opening statements to the jury.
4. Bullet holes in a door frame at the crime scene which are documented in FBI photographs
show that more bullets were fired than could have come from "Sirhan's" gun. The police never
disclosed these bullets, even though their removal by LAPD criminalists was observed by
other police personnel. The door frame in question was then destroyed under color of a court
order issued immediately after Sirhan's trial without notice to the defense.
5. Police switched bullets in order to fabricate evidence lending apparent support to their
theory of the case. As has been noted by Sirhan case researcher Rose Lynn Mangan, Los
Angeles police manufactured a comparison photomicrograph using substitute victim bullets
and then falsely presented this photograph as evidencing a match between the bullet
removed from Senator Kennedy's neck and a test bullet fired from "Sirhan's" gun. The use of
substitute bullets in this exhibit ("Special Exhibit 10") is clear from the fact that identifying
markings on the bases of the involved bullets differ from those recorded by physicians when
the bullets were recovered.
6. Police behaved as though two guns were recovered at the crime scene, because they fired
two revolvers and obtained test bullets from both weapons. The second gun had been in
LAPD custody before the assassination. Despite police denials, official records confirm that
this gun was destroyed by the LAPD long before Sirhan's trial.
7. Dr. Herbert Spiegel, a New York psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia University and who
is widely regarded as among this country's leading experts on hypnosis, has concluded that
Sirhan was probably acting out hypnotic commands when he fired a gun in Senator
Kennedy's presence that fateful day. Sirhan himself was so disoriented following his arrest
that he did not even know he had yet to be arraigned. During pre-trial psychiatric
examinations in his cell, Sirhan proved to be the ideal hypnotic subject, climbing the bars
without knowing that he was carrying out post-hypnotic commands. Expert trial testimony
established that notebook passages containing repetitions of the phrase "RFK Must Die" were
written in a hypnotic trance, and Sirhan spontaneously reproduced this phrase under
hypnosis when asked in his cell for a description of the Senator. Sirhan's amnesia about the
crime was unshaken by hypnosis and has consistently remained intact.
These and other issues of Constitutional dimension are currently before the California
Supreme Court, which is considering a habeas corpus petition seeking an evidentiary hearing
and a new trial for Sirhan. Meanwhile, this historic crime remains unsolved. Its true
perpetrators have never been brought to justice. One victim was killed, and five others were
wounded. The seventh victim of this dastardly plot, Sirhan Sirhan, has been confined for thirty
years for a crime he did not commit.
|Robert F. Kennedy Killed by a
|This was originally designed as an advertisement. (See above)
Excerpt from The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, William Turner, 1978
After a brief warm-up with the subject, Dr. Herbert Spiegel [a pre-eminent authority on hypnosis]
achieves a quick induction. 'Try to open your eyes, you can't,' he tells the subject, whose
eyelids quiver but remain shut. The doctor confides that there exists a Communist plot aimed at
controlling television and paving the way for a takeover. 'You will alert the networks to it,' he
instructs. Then he shifts the subject from the formal or deep trance to the posthypnotic condition
where his eyes open and he appears normal.
Glaring accusingly at Frank McGee [an NBC anchorman], the subject launches into an 'expose'
of the Communist threat to the networks. He talks about dupes in the media and how they are
brainwashing the entire nation.
Speigel snaps him out of the trance. The subject can't remember a thing. Later, when the
videotape is run for him, his face mirrors disbelief as he hears and sees himself sloganeering in
Birch Society rhetoric. 'I can't conceive of myself saying those things,' he protests, 'because I
don't think that way.'
'Tell me,' [William] Turner [an ex-FBI agent] asked, 'if you had stuck a gun in the subject's hand
and instructed him to shoot McGee, what would he have done?'
'Ah,' the doctor said, 'the ultimate question. I'm afraid he might have shot him.'
Excerpts from: The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, John D. Marks, 1979, ["The
Manchurian Candidate" was a 1959 novel about a communist plot to hypnoprogram a soldier to
kill the U.S. President. The novel became a movie starring Frank Sinatra. The government
canned the film for a few years because they thought it might cause the people to wonder and
The Manipulation of Human Behavior, A. Bidderman, 1962.]
Stanley Lovell [a chemist working for the OSS, the CIA's predecessor] reasoned that a good
way to kill Hitler would be to hypnotically control a German prisoner to hate the Gestapo and the
Nazi regime and then to give the subject a hypnotic suggestion to assassinate the Fuhrer.
Dr. George Estabrooks [Chair of the Dept. of Psychology at Colgate U. and an advisor to the
military on hypnosis] realized that the only certain way to know whether a person would commit
a crime like murder under hypnosis was to have the person kill someone.
Hypnosis expert Milton Kline says he could create a patsy in three months; an assassin would
take him six.
Wells (1941), Rowland (1939), Young (1948), Estabrooks (1943), Wolberg (1945, 1948), and
Weitzenhoffer (1949) have been leading proponents of the view that provided the hypnotist's
technique is adequate, the subject in hypnosis may be forced to do anything.
James Earl Ray visited several psychologists and hypnotists in Los Angeles, two weeks before
allegedly killing Martin Luther King (HSCA Hearings 3:196, 1979) and a psychiatrist testified
that Robert Kennedy's alleged assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, killed Kennedy [or created a diversion
for the real assassin] while in a self-induced hypnotic trance and that he succumbed to hypnosis
practically at a snap of the fingers. John Lennon's assassin was probably hypnoprogrammed
(Who Killed John Lennon, Fenton Bresler, 1989). The Watergate Hearings brought out the fact
that Howard Hunt was involved with Arthur Bremer, who was probably hypnoprogrammed to
shoot at George Wallace.
|The Plutocrat's Murder of Robert F. Kennedy
|Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the brother of President John F. Kennedy was murdered so that RFK
would not launch an investigation into the coup d'etat of JFK. Kennedy's father appeased Hitler.
Sirhan, the alleged assassin of RFK was a hypnoprogrammed, a Manchurian candidate.