A collection of documents regarding notable people within the investigations of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.
John Antoine Khoury: He was born in Palestine during the Nineteen forty-three and later studied at the University of Beirut. Khoury arrived in the United States during Nineteen sixty with his education and a reportedly lavish lifestyle underwritten by a rich foreign benefactor. His time while a college student in the United States contained allegations of repeated unethical and manipulative behavior in dealing with teachers and other students. One teacher noted that Khoury made repeated impassioned statements attacking Senator Robert F. Kennedy and his policies regarding Israel and his later broken pledge to be a lawyer in the Middle East in the wake of the Six Day War. The Ambassador Hotel employs Khoury as its restaurant auditor in the winter of nineteen sixty-seven and he worked at the hotel June 4, 1968 the day of the California Democratic Primary. Two witnesses alleged observing Khoury in the time around the attack on Senator Kennedy, yet Khoury first told police he went home after his shift at the Ambassador and read a book until early morning the next day. When this story was found to be inconsistent, he told officials that he was at home reading a book after leaving his other night job at RCA Building roughly ten minutes from the Ambassador Hotel around midnight. Witnesses and evidence support Khoury possessed longstanding motives, knowledge of the crime scene, an inconsistent story, and hotel access that one might require to assist a potential conspiracy.
Issa Mostafa Habbas: This notable figure was a Jordanian citizen formerly known as Issa Mostafa Mohammed that reportedly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He went to California and eventually purchased the Egyptian Gardens bar, became a regular at the competing Fez restaurant, and associated with Fez manager Mike Siam. Another longtime friend of Habbas was Los Angeles Police narcotics detective Raymond Camacho who noted in his official statements that Habbas was frequently making statements against Israel and complained about the policies of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Among his other friends worth mentioning were Adel, Saidallah, Sharif, and Munir Sirhan and he was a repeatedly disruptive presence at the Fez restaurant where Adel was employed and the entire Sirhan family visited repeatedly over the years. Yet despite witness statements to the contrary, he claimed to never associate with Sirhan Sirhan. Habbas and Siam held a fundraiser to help Sirhan following his arrest but decided instead of giving the money to Sirhan's defense fund to present it to the family. His actions, associations, and verifiable aggressive and sometimes violent temperament mark him as a potentially motivated actor within proximity to at least one person directly related to Senator Kennedy's assassination.
Munir Bishara Salameh Sirhan: The youngest and most overlooked member of the Sirhan family had a long history of arrests and interactions with the police in California dating back to the nineteen-fifties. His role in obtaining the alleged murder weapon is a major point of contention the Los Angeles Police intentionally suppressed to secure their narrative. According to official files Munir contacted the person who sold the weapon and set up the meeting, paid a majority of the money for the weapon, and provided it later to his brother despite that he did not believe the reason Sirhan gave for wanting it. Munir additionally took several opportunities to paint Sirhan as unstable, violent, trained in weapons, angry at Israel, and likely was alone responsible for the entire matter despite Munir's role that official documents support. This possibly might relate to the fact that Munir was facing deportation for a prior narcotics charge and lying to the police about his association. Stunningly in one private document, related officials admit having a "prima facie" case against Munir for his providing Sirhan with a weapon, this type of case is widely regarded as being able to secure a likely indictment. Yet the Los Angeles District Attorney's office failed to pursue it and by doing so maintained Sirhan's voluntary guilty plea and their assertions of no criminal conspiracy having occurred.