Tags: US | Obit | Healy

Mass. Writer Who Kicked Gun From RFK's Killer Dies

Sunday, 06 Jun 2010 07:11 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A longtime reporter and editor for the Boston Globe who is credited with kicking the gun from the hand of Sen. Robert Kennedy's assassin has died. Robert L. Healy was 84.

The Boston Globe says Healy died Saturday of a massive stroke at his home in Jupiter, Fla. He had served at the paper as executive editor, Washington bureau chief, political editor and columnist.

Healy was the last reporter to speak to Kennedy the night of his assassination in June 1968. He is credited with kicking the gun from the hand of Sirhan Sirhan after the assassin was wrestled to the floor of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Healy was known for his liberal politics and earned a place on the White House enemies list during Richard Nixon's administration.

——

Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ferguson Unrest Blamed On Too Many Police Agencies

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 14:55 PM

Police tried various tactics while attempting to bring calm to the strife-torn suburb of Ferguson, Missouri - but were h . . .

Nanny State: NC Students Denied Their Choice of School

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 14:37 PM

As the school year begins in North Carolina, many students don't know whether they'll be allowed to attend the schools o . . .

Sen. Claire McCaskill Sets Hearing on 'Militarization of Police'

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:53 PM

In the wake of the violent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill has announ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved