[BONUS] That’s Not the Girl You Described


On the night of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, waiter Vincent DiPierro told police that he saw a girl in a polka dot dress standing with Sirhan in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel. Bill and Zac pay him a visit and hear an unbelievable story.
Episode Extras

The tray stacker

An LAPD photograph from the crime scene. The "tray stacker" mentioned in the episode is pictured at left.

On the wire

Vincent DiPierro's testimony at Sirhan Sirhan's trial makes headline news.

Valerie Schulte

The girl who Vincent DiPierro identifies at the trial, Valerie Schulte, poses in the dress she was wearing the night of the assassination.

Sessions with Hernandez

A page of the transcript from one of DiPierro's meetings with Sgt. Hank Hernandez.

Summary report

A page of the Los Angeles Police Department's summary report regarding Sandra Serrano's "fictional" account of the girl.

Hardball

Vincent DiPierro appears on Hardball with Chris Matthews in November of 2017.

Episode Credits

Crimetown is me, Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling.
The RFK Tapes is made in partnership with Cadence 13.

This episode was produced by Kevin Shepherd, Ula Kulpa, and Bill Klaber.
Our senior producer is Austin Mitchell.
Editing by Marc Smerling.
Fact checking by Jennifer Blackman.

This episode was mixed and sound designed by Ernie Indradat.
Music by Kenny Kusiak. Additional music by John Kusiak.
Our title track is Maria Tambien by Khruangbin. Our credit track this week is “It’s No News” by Davis Hamilton, performed by Melvin Davis.
Music supervision by Josh Kessler and Dylan Bostick at Heavy Duty Projects.

Archival footage courtesy of the California State Archives.
Archival research by Brennan Rees.

Voiceover casting for the trial reeneactments by Shelly Shenoy.
Vincent DiPierro was played by Andy Chemlko.
The lawyers were played Jim Mullins.
Valerie Schulte was played by Shelly Shenoy.

Our website is designed by Curt Courtenay.

Thanks to Emily Wiedemann, Greencard Pictures, Alessandro Santoro, Shane O’Sullivan, Brad Johnson and the team at Cadence 13.

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