The John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage


  » Introduction
  » The Report
  » The Hearings


  » Testimony Index
  » Volume I
  » Volume II
  » Volume III
  » Volume IV
  » Volume V
  » Volume VI
  » Volume VII
  » Volume VIII
  » Volume IX
  » Volume X
  » Volume XI
  » Volume XII
  » Volume XIII
  » Volume XIV
  » Volume XV
Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 236« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald Resumed)

Mr. Rankin.
Will you mark the letter "A" above the part that you have circled on Exhibit 203, that you say are Marina and the little girl?
Mrs. Oswald.
All right.
Mr. Rankin.
And "B" over what you circled as being your idea of Lee Oswald being there.
Mrs. Oswald.
Now, that is what I saw, and nobody else has seen this. They see the man next to him.
Would you want me to put the man next to it that they see as Lee? He has the same clothes on as Lee.
Mr. Rankin.
Well--you can testify the man that other people said was Lee Oswald, that you pointed to before on Exhibit 203, would be the one in between, would that be right?
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes. He has the same clothes as Lee.
Mr. Rankin.
Mr. Chairman, we offer in evidence Exhibit 203 as now marked with the identification.
(The document referred to was received, as indicated, as Commission Exhibit No. 203.)
Mr. Rankin.
Do you have any other reasons why you think that Officer Tippit was not killed by your son Lee Oswald?
Mrs. Oswald.
I do not.
But, gentlemen, Mr. Mark Lane has affidavits. And we are investigating this---if you will have his testimony. He has pertinent information to this. I intend, when I finish here I am going to be very quiet about what happened here, with no comments. But when I finish here, I am going on speaking tours. I am going to continue the investigation of the shooting. This is for you. But I intend to continue as long as this Commission is in session, to investigate, like we have been doing, we have come up with some very----
The Chairman.
Some very what?
Mrs. Oswald.
Very important factors in this case.
The Chairman.
Well, I thought that is what you were here to tell us about.
Mrs. Oswald.
I am not the investigator. Mr. Lane is the investigator. Mr. Lane is my son's attorney, representing my son. And he is investigating the death of President Kennedy and the consequent murder of my son.
And he is making tours. And we have these reporters. And we have people giving us their opinions. We have many, many letters from expert riflemen. And I have in my possession--they also write to me that have gone through this particular instance, and say it cannot possibly be done in that length of time and so on and so forth. We have a lot of expert opinions.
Mr. Rankin.
Are you willing to give those to the Commission?
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes, sir, we want to. This is what I say is our American way of life. This boy was shot down handcuffed, within a few hours time, without trial or jury or counsel, even. He did not have a right to defend himself. So Mr. Lane immediately started to defend this boy. And people have come to our rescue.
When I read Mr. Lane's brief, and I realized the truth of some of the statements he said, I contacted Mr. Lane, as you know, and we tried to come before the Commission.
So from now on, when I am through with this Commission, I am going to work with Mr. Lane in my own way--I am booked in New York on a tour next week. And I am going to talk only about the investigation.
We have help, sir. We have Mr. Laurence Ross, who is in New Zealand, who writes articles--very good. And Captain Wooster, is an expert rifleman of New Zealand. He does this all the time. He goes all over.
I am not saying it correctly.
But he is an expert. And he said that he himself could hardly do it. And he practices all the time. That is his--that is what he does for a living. He is an expert.
And we have many, many such letters. I have 1,500 letters, sir. Mr. Doyle has seen my letters and read a few.
We have attorneys writing us. We have ministers. We have all types of people that are not satisfied with this boy being charged with the assassination of President Kennedy. And, of course, not satisfied with the way he was shot
« Previous | Next »

Found a Typo?

Click here
Copyright by www.jfk-assassination.comLast Update: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 21:56:33 CET