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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VIII - Page 154« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Lillian Murret Resumed)

Mrs. Murret.
Mr. Jenner.
Did he have any communistic literature or Russian literature that you know of?
Mrs. Murret.
I didn't see any. All he showed me was pictures of Marina and the baby when he first came, and some of Marina's family, but that's about all.
Mr. Jenner.
Did you ever hear Lee discuss anybody by name, like Jack Ruby, or Rubenstein?
Mrs. Murret.
No; I never did.
Mr. Jenner.
No one else ever discussed him in your presence?
Mrs. Murret.
No. Lee only spoke when he was spoken to.
Mr. Jenner.
Mrs. Murret, is there anything that occurs to you at the end of this long day, and I know you are tired, that I haven't brought out, either because I don't know about it or haven't thought of it, anything that you think might be of some assistance to the Commission in its work of investigating all the facts and circumstances involving the assassination of President Kennedy?
Mrs. Murret.
No; I wish I could think of something else, but I don't think I can. I can only say this. Lee appeared to be very kind to Marina, and I thought it was very nice of him to come up to the hospital to see me; and about my sister Marguerite, I could only tell you what she has already told in her life story, I guess, but I will say that I have never found her to tell an untruth. She's a woman with a lot of character and good morals, and I'm sure that what she was doing for her boys, she thought was the best at the time. Now, whether it was or not is something else, I guess.
Mr. Jenner.
What was your impression of the morality of Lee Oswald during his lifetime?
Mrs. Murret.
His morality, as far as I know, was very good. That's what baffles me, being the type of boy he was, I just couldn't see how he could do anything like that, but it's hard to judge a person that way.
Mr. Jenner.
During the years that you knew him, did he ever have fits of temper, that you thought were unusual?
Mrs. Murret.
Well, he visited with me often, and he did a lot of things that I wondered about at the time, but there were times when I think he was just like any other person. It was just that he was always so quiet, and he was hard to get close to. He just wouldn't talk unless you would talk to him first, and, like I say, he was kind to Marina. Of course now, I don't know, what went on in their home, but he always treated her like a gentleman at our house.
Mr. Jenner.
But you had no impression of him as being a violent person?
Mrs. Murret.
No; not at all.
Mr. Jenner.
All right, Mrs. Murret. I very much appreciate your help. This has been a long and a hard day, and I know that you are tired. There is just one other thing now, Mrs. Murret. You have the privilege of reading your deposition and signing it, if you wish, but you also may waive that, in which case the reporter will go ahead and transcribe the deposition, and it will be sent on to Washington. If you elect to read the deposition, then we would want to know that now, so that the U.S. attorney can call you and tell you when it is ready to be read and signed by you. Do you have any preference, one way or the other?
Mrs. Murret.
Well, I don't think so. I will just waive it.
Mr. Jenner.
You want to waive the reading and signing of the deposition then?
Mrs. Murret.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Jenner.
All right; thank you, Mrs. Murret.

Marilyn Dorothea Murret

Testimony of Marilyn Dorothea Murret

The testimony of Marilyn Dorothea Murret was taken on April 6, 1964, at the Old Civil Courts Building, Royal and Conti Streets, New Orleans, La., by Mr. Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
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