Lee Harvey Oswald
|Some dare call it|
Oswald was born in the United States, 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, of his set up being discovered, etc.
- Absence of incriminating material planted on Oswald or 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 conspiracy. Ruby died of complications following a blood clot formed in his leg while awaiting his appeal against a death sentence.