Lee Harvey Oswald
|Some dare call it|
Oswald was born in the US, went to the Soviet Union for a few years, where he married, then returned to the US. He was then working in a depository in Dallas, Texas, when JFK visited as part of his preparations for re-election. Oswald, for reasons unknown, decided to shoot JFK: being a so-so marksman and JFK's car driving slowly, he was able to do so.
The case against the conspiracy:
- Too many possible 'claimants to be responsible' - even after nearly 50 years no reduction.
- Chances of Oswald calling in sick on the day/his set up being discovered etc.
- Absence of incriminating material planted on Oswald/at his house. (Why leave loose ends?).
- Probability of 'prompt and extreme reaction' being taken against anyone who set up a conspiracy.
- After the assassination Oswald 'wandered around' Dallas and shot an innocent-bystander policeman, rather than being whisked away by whoever supposedly did it.
After his capture he was shot dead while in police custody by Jack Ruby, a nightclub owner, who denied that he was part of a conpiracy. Ruby died of complications following a blood clot formed in his leg while awaiting his appeal against a death sentence.