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Witness claims second RFK shooter
01:33 - Source: CNN

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Witness says Sirhan Sirhan was not the only shooter in the pantry

Sirhan was the only person charged and convicted in RFK assassination

Witness says FBI altered her account of RFK shooting

Sirhan is serving a life sentence in the 1968 assassination

Los Angeles CNN  — 

As a federal court prepares to rule on a challenge to Sirhan Sirhan’s conviction in the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, a long overlooked witness to the murder is telling her story: She heard two guns firing during the 1968 shooting and authorities altered her account of the crime.

Nina Rhodes-Hughes wants the world to know that, despite what history says, Sirhan was not the only gunman firing shots when Kennedy was murdered a few feet away from her at a Los Angeles hotel.

“What has to come out is that there was another shooter to my right,” Rhodes-Hughes said in an exclusive interview with CNN. “The truth has got to be told. No more cover-ups.”

Her voice at times becoming emotional, Rhodes-Hughes described for CNN various details of the assassination, her long frustration with the official reporting of her account and her reasons for speaking out: “I think to assist me in healing – although you’re never 100% healed from that. But more important to bring justice.”