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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. V - Page 181« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. John F. Kennedy)

Mr. Rankin.
And did you stop at any time after the shots, or proceed about the same way?
Mrs. Kennedy.
I don't know, because--I don't think we stopped. But there was such confusion. And I was down in the car and everyone was yelling to get to the hospital and you could hear them on the radio, and then suddenly I remember a sensation of enormous speed, which must have been when we took off.
Mr. Rankin.
And then from there you proceeded as rapidly as possible to the hospital, is that right?
Mrs. Kennedy.
Yes.
Mr. Rankin.
Do you recall anyone saying anything else during the time of the shooting?
Mrs. Kennedy.
No; there weren't any words. There was just Governor Connally's. And then I suppose Mrs. Connally was sort of crying and covering her husband. But I don't remember any words.
And there was a big windshield between--you know--I think. Isn't there?
Mr. Rankin.
Between the seats.
Mrs. Kennedy.
So you know, those poor men in the front, you couldn't hear them.
Mr. Rankin.
Can you think of anything more?
The Chairman.
No; I think not. I think that is the story and that is what we came for.
We thank you very much, Mrs. Kennedy.
Mr. Rankin.
I would just like to ask if you recall Special Agent Kellerman saying anything to you as you came down the street after you turned that corner that you referred to.
Mrs. Kennedy.
You mean before the shots?
Mr. Rankin.
Yes.
Mrs. Kennedy.
Well, I don't, because you know, it is very hard for them to talk. But I do not remember, just as I don't recall climbing out on the back of the car.
Mr. Rankin.
Yes. You have told us what you remember about the entire period as far as you can recall, have you?
Mrs. Kennedy.
Yes.
The Chairman.
Thank you very much, Mrs. Kennedy.
(Whereupon, at 4:30 p.m., the President's Commission recessed.)

Jack Ruby
Sunday, June 7, 1964

Testimony of Mr. Jack Ruby

The President's Commission met at 11:45 a.m., on June 7, 1964, in the interrogation room of the Dallas County Jail, Main and Houston Streets, Dallas, Tex. Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; and Representative Gerald R. Ford, member.
Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Joseph A. Ball, assistant counsel; Arlen Specter, assistant counsel; Leon Jaworski and Robert G. Storey, special counsel to the attorney general of Texas; Jim Bowie, assistant district attorney; Joe H. Tonahill, attorney for Jack Ruby; Elmer W. Moore, special agent, U.S. Secret Service; and J. E. Decker, sheriff of Dallas County.
Mr. Ruby.
Without a lie detector test on my testimony, my verbal statements to you, how do you know if I am tell the truth?
Mr. Tonahill.
Don't worry about that, Jack.
Mr. Ruby.
Just a minute, gentlemen.
Chief Justice WARREN. You wanted to ask something, did you, Mr. Ruby?
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