A Labor Union Leader, Paul Schrade, 97, was shot and killed

Paul Schrade was a labor union leader who was shot in the head during Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.

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Paul Schrade, a union leader wounded in the RFK assassination, passes away at age 97.

Paul Schrade, who believed Sirhan wasn’t the murderer for many years, passed away on Wednesday from natural causes. He was 97. According to his brother-in-law Martin Weil, Schrade passed away in his longtime Los Angeles residence.

Sirhan was beaten, taken into custody, and ultimately found guilty of killing Kennedy. Schrade, according to his brother-in-law, wasn’t a buddy of Sirhan but did extend forgiveness. At his trial, Sirhan admitted that he had been drinking and was unable to recall the shooting.

Paul Schrade spent a considerable amount of time reviewing official files and documentation and speaking with individuals who questioned the official findings regarding the death. In the 1970s, the LAPD reinvestigated the killing but found that Sirhan acted alone.

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Schrade was also engaged in attempts to develop a public school complex on the site of the Ambassador Hotel, which was bought in 1989 by a consortium linked with Donald Trump with plans to build a 125-story structure. Years of legal wrangling and public outrage ensued, including the Trump organization, the Los Angeles Unified School District (who sought to seize the area via eminent domain), and environmentalists.

Early Life

Paul Schrade was born on December 17, 1924, in Saratoga Springs, New York. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity.  His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Personal Life

Paul Schrade was married to His wife, Monica Weil, who died in 2019.