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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XIII - Page 83« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Forrest V. Sorrels)

Mr. Sorrels.
across it, continuing on the second page, marked Exhibit 3-B, and the third page marked Exhibit 3-C, down to the lower portion ending with "deceased mother."
Mr. Griffin.
All right. Now, directing your attention to Exhibit 3--A, would you read the first two lines on Exhibit 3-A that consist of the notes taken at your interview with Ruby in the fifth floor jail cell?
Mr. Sorrels.
"Chicago, 3-25-1911, Jack Ruby (Rubenstein), Entertainment, Carousel Club. Had business closed for 3 days."
Mr. Griffin.
Now, let me hand you again Exhibit No. 1, and ask you if that is a true and accurate copy, to sign your name on the first page of that exhibit.
Mr. Sorrels.
Yes, it is.
Mr. Griffin.
Would you sign your name, then, on the first page of the exhibit?
Mr. Sorrels.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Griffin.
Let me hand you what has been marked as Exhibit 2-A, B and C, and D, and ask you if that is a true and accurate copy to sign your name on the first page of Exhibit 2-A.
Mr. Sorrels.
Yes.
Mr. Griffin.
Let me hand you, Mr. Sorrels, Exhibit 3-A, B, and C, and ask you the same question with respect to that, and ask you to do the same thing.
Mr. Sorrels.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Griffin.
Now, let the record reflect that I am putting my initials, BWG, on pages 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, and 2-D. Let the record reflect I have done the same thing with pages 3-A, 3-B, and 3-C.
Mr. Stern.
Mr. Smith, are there any questions you would like to ask Mr. Sorrels at this stage of his deposition, to clarify any points on the record?
Mr. Smith.
Yes, just with respect to one point.
Mr. Stern.
Please go ahead.
Mr. Smith.
Mr. Sorrels, you testified that in your interview with Jack Ruby in the jail, you did not warn him of his constitutional rights. Was this due to oversight on your part?
Mr. Sorrels.
No, it was not.
Mr. Smith.
Will you state, then, the reason why you did not do so?
Mr. Sorrels.
My purpose in getting to Jack Ruby and talking to him as quickly as I did was to determine whether or not he was involved with anyone else in connection with the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald, and also to determine whether or not Jack Ruby had any connection or association with Lee Harvey Oswald. I did not warn him of his constitutional rights, because insofar as I was concerned at this particular interview, my conversation with him-was not--strike was not--had no bearing insofar as the murder case against Jack Ruby was concerned.
My purpose was trying to obtain information for my service to determine whether or not there were others involved in this case that would be of concern to the Secret Service in connection with their protective duties of the President of the United States and the Vice President.
Mr. Stern.
Is there anything else, Mr. Smith, you would like to cover?
Mr. Smith.
No. Thank you.
Mr. Stern.
Mr. Sorrels, you have had a lengthy session here today. If it is convenient for you, I would prefer to carry on that part of it that I am interested in tomorrow morning, rather than to try to finish late today. Would that be convenient for you?
Mr. Sorrels.
That is satisfactory for me, yes.
Mr. Stern.
Fine. Why don't we suspend now and resume in the morning.

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Dr. Fred A. Bieberdorf

Testimony of Dr. Fred A. Bieberdorf

The testimony of Dr. Fred A. Bieberdorf was taken at 3:25 p.m., on March 31, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Leon D. Hubert, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
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