LEE HARVEY OSWALD'S KILLER GETS ELECTRIC CHAIR
Dallas, Texas (JFK+50) Fifty-two years ago today, March 14, 1964, Jack Ruby*, the man who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was found guilty of the murder and sentenced to death by electrocution. It took the jury 2 hours and 20 minutes to render the verdict.
Just as his shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of Dallas City Jail on November 24, 1963 was televised live, so was the announcement of the guilty verdict. Ruby, a nightclub owner in Dallas and friend of many Dallas police officers, claimed he shot Oswald to prevent Mrs. John F. Kennedy from having to return to Dallas for a trial.
Key questions in the case of Jack Ruby and the possibility he was a part of a conspiracy include "Was he involved in any mob activities in Cuba?" & "Did he know Oswald before the assassination?"
"Jack Ruby: Guilty," by Alexander Burns, AmericanHeritage.com, March 14, 2007.
"Who Killed Kennedy?," by Thomas G. Buchanan, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1964.