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(CHAPTER VII - Lee Harvey Oswald: Background and Possible Motives)

Q. After he brought the rifle home, then, he showed you the book?
*A. Yes.

Q. And you said it was not a good idea to keep this book ?
*A. Yes.

Q. And then he burned the book ?
*A. Yes.

Q. Did you ask him why he had not destroyed the book before he actually went to shoot General Walker ?.
A. It never came to me, myself, to ask him that question.308

Marina Oswald's testimony indicates that her husband was not particularly concerned about his continued possession of the most incriminating sort of evidence.309 If he had been successful and had been apprehended even for routine questioning, his apartment would undoubtedly have been searched, and his role would have been made clear by the evidence which he had left behind. Leaving the note and picture as he did would seem to indicate that he had considered the possibility of capture. Possibly he might have wanted to be caught, and wanted his involvement made clear if he was in fact apprehended. Even after his wife told him to destroy the notebook he removed at least some of the pictures which had been pasted in it and saved them among his effects, where they were found after the assassination.310 His behavior was entirely consistent with his wife's testimony that:

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