Seventeen year old Juan Romero is shown kneeling beside mortally wounded senator Robert Kennedy, the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California. June 5th 1968. Senator Kennedy was in Los Angeles for his presidential campaign, and he had just won the California presidential primaries, putting him one step closer for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Kennedy had given a speech rallying his supporters and he was soon on his way out of the hotel, but he and his entourage went through the kitchen for a quicker way out. He stopped to shake hands with busboy Juan Romero just as Sirhan Sirhan, angry at Kennedy's support to send fifty bombers to Israel, stepped out with a 22. caliber revolver and repeatedly fired at Kennedy. Sirhan was quickly forced to the ground and disarmed, although Kennedy was hit several times including in the head, but he was amazingly still conscious. Kennedy's wife Ethel went and sought help, and soon several doctors arrived to help Kennedy and they put him on a stretcher, causing him to mutter: "Don't lift me..." Those would be the final words of senator Robert Francis Kennedy. He lost consciousness shortly afterwards and he was brought to the Good Samaritan Hospital, and although he went in immediate and extensive surgery he finally died at 1:44 AM on June 6th, 1968, just 26 hours after the shooting and less than five years after his brother John F. Kennedy. Sirhan Sirhan was arrested and brought to trial, and he claimed to have picked June 5th to kill Kennedy as it was the anniversary of the beginning of the Six Day War between Israel and it's neighbors. Sirhan was born in Jerusalem and he was deeply anti-Zionist, but he claimed he only killed Robert Kennedy because of the senator's support for Israel. Sirhan Sirhan is now in a San Diego prison and to this day he has had repeated claims he was drunk, framed or even hypnotized into killing Robert Kennedy, but he is still serving life imprisonment. Some say this assassination was the very first major incident of political violence in the United States stemming from the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East.