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    LEE HARVEY OSWALD, ACCUSED OF KILLING PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON FRIDAY, WAS FATALLY SHOT IN THE STOMACH AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN DALLAS, TEXAS TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    LEE HARVEY OSWALD, ACCUSED OF KILLING PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON FRIDAY, WAS FATALLY SHOT IN THE STOMACH AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN DALLAS, TEXAS TODAY (SUNDAY).

    OSWALD, 24, WAS SHOT AS HE CAME OUT OF A BASEMENT ROOM UNDER HEAVY POLICE ESCORT,TO BE TRANSFERRED IN AN ARMOURED CAR TO THE COUNTY JAIL.HE WAS TAKEN UNCONSCIOUS TO PARKLAND HOSPITAL, TO A ROOM NEXT DOOR TO THE ONE WHERE PRESIDENT DIED TWO DAYS AGO.TWO HOURS AFTER THE SHOOTING, OSWALD WAS DEAD.POLICE SAID THAT THE CASE OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION "IS NOW CLOSED".

    THE DRAMATIC SHOOTING, A POINT-BLANK RANGE, WAS SEEN LIVE BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.TELEVISION CAMERAS WERE IN THE DALLAS POLICE STATION AS OSWALD WAS BEING TRANSFERRED, HANDCUFFED, TO THE COUNTRY JAIL.THE TELEVISION TRANSMISSION' ON ALTERNATED WITH OTHERS FROM WASHINGTON OF PREPARATIONS FOR PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S FUNERAL CORTEGE.

    THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING WAS IDENTIFIED AS 50-YEAR-OLD STRIPTEASE CLUB OWNER, JACK RUBY.A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID LATER RUBY TOLD THEM HE SHOT OSWALD BECAUSE OF A DEEP SENSE OF FEELING FOR MRS.JACQUELINE KENNEDY, THE PRESIDENT'S WIDOW.HE ADDED HE WANTED TO SPARE HER THE ORDEAL OF THE TRIAL OF THE ACCUSED KILLER.

    EARLIER OSWALD HAD BEEN VISITED BY HIS WIFE AND MOTHER.HIS MOTHER HAD NOT SEEN HER SON SINCE HE RETURNED FROM RUSSIA WITH HIS WIFE, MARINA.HIS WIFE TOLD POLICE THAT OSWALD OWNED A RIFLE SIMILAR TO THE ONE BELIEVE TO HAVE KILLED THE PRESIDENT.FILM OF THEIR VISIT TO POLICE HEADQUARTERS WAS RECEIVED BY COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1MU450ZG247W7E6Q7PZ11A7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1MU450ZG247W7E6Q7PZ11A7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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