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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VIII - Page 202« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Edward John , Jr. Pic)

Mr. Jenner.
will be sent by the U.S. attorney to Washington. Now what do you prefer to do? Do you want to read and sign it, or do you want to waive that?
Mr. Pic.
Oh, I will waive it. I mean, the information I have is all I can give you. My wife and I have known that we faced this ever since the assassination, that it would come some day, but we just didn't want a lot of publicity or anything, you know.
Mr. Jenner.
Well, you may rest assured that the fact that you have testified here will not be made known to any news reporters or any news media by anyone in this room, and we appreciate your coming in and telling us what you know about it.

John Carro

Testimony of John Carro

The testimony of John Carro was taken on April 16, 1964, at the U.S. Courthouse, Foley Square, New York, N.Y., by Mr. Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.

John Carro, having been first duly sworn, was examined and testified as follows:

Mr. Liebeler.
My name is Wesley J. Liebeler. I am a member of. the legal staff of the President's Commission investigating the assassination of President Kennedy. Staff members have been authorized to take the testimony of witnesses by the Commission pursuant to authority granted to the Commission by Executive Order No. 11130, dated November 29, 1963, and Joint Resolution of Congress No. 137.
Under the Commission's rules for the taking of testimony, each witness is to be provided with a copy of the Executive order and of the joint resolution, and a copy of the rules that the Commission has adopted governing the taking of testimony from witnesses. The Commission will provide you copies of those documents.
Under the Commission's rules for the taking of testimony, each witness is entitled to 3 days' notice of his testimony. I don't believe you actually received 3 days' notice.
Mr. Carro.
No.
Mr. Liebeler.
But since you are here. I don't believe there is any question that you will----
Mr. Carro.
There's no problem.
Mr. Liebeler.
We want to inquire briefly of you today, Mr. Carro, concerning your recollection of the contact we are informed that you had with Lee Harvey Oswald when he lived here in New York at the time he was approximately 13 years old, back in 1953-54.
Mr. Carro.
Yes.
Mr. Liebeler.
Before we get into that, would you state your full name for the record.
Mr. Carro.
Well, my name is John Carro.
Mr. Liebeler.
Where do you live?
Mr. Carro.
56 Lakeside Drive, in Yonkers, State of New York.
Mr. Liebeler.
Where are you presently employed?
Mr. Carro.
I am employed with the mayor's office here in the city of New York.
Mr. Liebeler.
You are an assistant to the mayor?
Mr. Carro.
An assistant to the mayor.
Mr. Liebeler.
Where were you born?
Mr. Carro.
I was born in Orocovis, P.R.
Mr. Liebeler.
When?
Mr. Carro.
August 21, 1927.
Mr. Liebeler.
When did you come to the United States?
Mr. Carro.
I came to the United States, I believe it was in 1937--'37.
Mr. Liebeler.
And you came to New York at that time?
Mr. Carro.
New York City; yes, sir.
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