Is Lee Harvey Oswald Innocent?

In the above cropped Altgens’ photo,  President Kennedy’s limousine has turned into Elm Street and is well past the entrance to the Texas School Book Depository. President Kennedy has just been hit in the throat by a bullet and has raised his arms. His fists are clenched in pain. This shot came from the front, as verified by doctors at Parkland Hospital who confirmed that this was an entrance wound. Below is a close up of the bullet hole through President Kennedy’s limousine’s windshield (right of the rear vision mirror) from a gun fired from the front. I will come back to this.

This is a screen shot taken from a You Tube talk by Col Christensen’s son (below).

In the doorway of the Texas School Book Depository stands Lee Harvey Oswald. It appears as if he has rushed down the School Book Depository steps when he heard a gun shot, perhaps after turning to go inside after President Kennedy went past. His left shoulder has dropped and his left hand looks like it is using the corner of the entrance for support as he tries to see what is happening. However there is someone’s head in the way, just below Oswald’s chest. It also looks like his shoulder had been cropped with a white line that looks like it belongs to a man standing behind him.

Although the photograph has been altered to make it appear that Oswald is co-worker Billy Lovelady (for example, the receding hairline), the over and under shirts hang identically on the body when compared to the photograph below after Lee Oswald was arrested. The shirt looks like it is linen with a distinct weave and a distinct lapel. Note also how loose-fitting it is (apparently he had lost some weight prior to the assassination), and that Oswald didn’t have all the buttons done up. In the photograph below, the old white t-shirt Oswald wore underneath it is clearly visible with its stretched neck that made it look like a v-neck from a distance. In fact, Oswald had a habit of pulling at the front of his tee shirts, which is obvious in this photo.

Photo by Tom Dillard/Dallas Morning News
Photograph of Billy Lovelady taken by the FBI on February 29, 1964 wearing the clothes he wore on November 22. © John Simkin, September 1997 – November 2013

Billy Lovelady was apparently recorded as saying that he wore a long sleeved plaid shirt on November 22, but in the FBI Mugshots above he was wearing a short-sleeved, red-and-white-striped sport shirt. He explained that he was unaware that for these mugshots he had to wear the same shirt he was wearing on November 22. In fact, the truth of the matter is that Lovelady did wear a red and white striped shirt on November 22, 1963, as he stated for the Warren Commission (see below underlined).

Notice that Lovelady’s tee-shirt has a round, firm neck that covers his collarbone, which Oswald’s does not. Also, he routinely buttoned his shirts higher and didn’t wear them like Oswald wore his shirt on November 22. The FBI asked him to pose for several shots, finally getting him to wear a plaid shirt, and always directing him to wear his shirt unbuttoned halfway down the front.

The reasoning behind getting Lovelady to wear a plaid shirt was because the shirt worn by “doorman” formed a checkered effect when magnified in the original Altgen’s photo because of pixel degeneration. On the left below is Billy Lovelady with the shirt the FBI got him to wear.

Below the sleeves are magnified at the same ratio. Note that the pixels degenerate on Oswald’s shirt to form a boxlike pattern, whereas there is no pixel distortion on Lovelady’s shirt. Judyth Vary Baker gives a detailed account of this at the end of Jim Fetzer’s article: JFK: Judyth Vary Baker cements Oswald in the Doorway.

Also to be taken into account was the fact that Lovelady was heavier and about 3 inches shorter than Oswald.

While it is not my aim to convince you or otherwise about Oswald’s shirt (you can find more comparisons here and a very detailed account here) it is a starting point to begin to question the ‘official story’.

Perhaps the memory of President Kennedy’s assassination would have remained much as it was, seared by shock into a fifteen-year-old brain if I had not chanced to hear a story that American comedian, Bill Hicks, was fond of telling. It went something like this:

You know, I have this vision that every time a new American president is elected, after he’s sworn in on the White House lawn he’s taken down into the White House basement…and he’s shown the film…the real film, of what happened that day at Dealey Plaza.

Dealey Plaza? At fifteen and living in Australia, I took no notice of where President Kennedy’s assassination took place, so I was shocked to discover that this is what Bill Hicks was referring to. Intrigued to know more about the details of what happened that history-changing day, the first thing I discovered was that many witnesses met sudden, untimely, and often tragic deaths – often prior to giving evidence before the Warren Commission, or the House Select Committee on Assassinations between 1976-1978.

So what are the chances that Billy Lovelady would also meet an untimely death caused by a fatal first heart attack at the young age of 41 – shortly after he testified for the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Yes, the CIA does possess a weapon capable of shooting a poisonous dart to simulate a heart attack in its victim that is undetectable.

Because numerous untimely deaths also occurred before 9/11 Commission interviews, I began to wonder what the Warren Commission didn’t want people to know. I certainly learned what they wanted people to believe:

  1. That there was only one assassin (a lone nut).
  2. Only three shots were fired.
  3. All shots were fired from the ‘sniper’s nest’ on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.
  4. Two bullets hit President Kennedy from behind: one went through his back, came out his throat and went on to hit Governor Connally in three places (known as the magic bullet), and the other hit the back of his head and came out at his right temple.

“The thing I am concerned about, and so is Katzenbach, is having something issued so we can convince the public that Oswald is the real assassin.”
– J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) to White House aide Walter Jenkins, November 24, 1963

The following day, on 25 November 1963, Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach wrote in a memo to President Johnson’s assistant Bill Moyers:

“The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that he had no confederates who are still at large; and that evidence was such that he would have been convicted at trial.”

Former President, Lyndon Johnson, admitted to Walter Cronkite in and interview at his ranch in 1969, that “others” may have been involved in President Kennedy’s assassination.

Walter Cronkite asked Johnson then whether he was satisfied there was no international conspiracy in the assassination.

Lyndon Johnson replied, “I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever been completely relieved of the fact that there might have been international connections… Well I have not fully discounted…

Mr Johnson went on to talk about the job the Warren Commission members did, and their merits, and ended saying this:

I think they were competent and did the best they could. But I don’t think that they, or me, or anyone else is always absolutely sure of every…ah thing that might have motivated Oswald…or uh others…that uh…could have been involved.

This segment was deleted from the original broadcast of the interview at Mr Johnson’s request on the grounds of “national security.”

When Lyndon Johnson took over Kennedy’s presidency, the fear of communism spread like a fast growing cancer, finally extinguishing the hope for peace when he took America into the Vietnam War. And then he visited Australia to take our young men into war as well, fooling us into believing a manufactured lie about the spread of communism. To this day I still remember the haunting slogan of his visit: “All the way with LBJ.” Who was this war benefiting I now ask. Was it the Military Industrial Complex that Eisenhower warned Americans about when he stepped down from his presidency?


In light of a huge amount of probing into President Kennedy’s assassination, I have unearthed some more findings (some new and surprising) which I am currently collating. I will continue to add to this post as I verify my sources. In the meantime, I invite you to view some revealing videos below on President Kennedy’s assassination.

Videos on President Kennedy’s Assassination

J Gary Shaw Assassination of JFK & COVERUP JFK Conspiracy Part 1
Gary Shaw – Assassination of JFK & COVERUP – JFK Conspiracy – Part 2 (1988)
Earthcam view from the “sniper’s perch” on the sixth floor of the School Book Depository

In cooperation with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, EarthCam has positioned a webcam in the southeast window on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. This is the site where an assassin is alleged to have fired the shots that killed President John F. Kennedy and severely wounded Texas Governor John Connally as the presidential motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.

Bill Hicks on the JFK Conspiracy Theory, Plus the Zapruder film

Warning: Contains swearing but is an excellent parody of what took place in Dealey Plaza.

Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas Police Department

At the 43 second mark, Jack Ruby is clearly visible in centre frame. In this video Oswald clearly says, “I’m just a patsy” (3:12) and “I emphatically deny these charges” (4:47).

JFK – The Dallas Tapes – Original Oswald Footage

This video is similar to the one above but contains footage other than at the Dallas Police Department. The scene where Jack Ruby shoots Lee Oswald is at the 6:03 mark.

The J.F.K Assassination: A Pentagon Insider Says It Was Not Oswald

The son of a former Pentagon Counter Intelligence officer breaks the story of how his father, a Military agency insider (Col. Christensen), reveals to his family what actually happened in Dallas on 11/22/63… and why it happened (2:54).

It is ‘interesting’ that this video is no longer available. It disappeared down the rabbit hole or something. I guess Washington does not want you to know the truth!

Oliver Stone on 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

Oliver Stone discusses the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, which was chronicled in his blockbuster film, “JFK.”

The Men Who Killed Kennedy: Part 4 The Patsy

The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a video documentary series by Nigel Turner that originally aired in 1988 in England with two one-hour segments about the John F. Kennedy assassination. The United States corporation, Arts & Entertainment Company, purchased the rights to the original two segments. Three one-hour segments were added in 1991. A sixth segment was added in 1995. Finally, three additional hourly segments were added by the History Channel in November 2003. The ninth segment, titled “The Guilty Men”, directly implicated Lyndon B. Johnson. Within days, Johnson’s widow, Lady Bird Johnson, more of his surviving associates, ex-President Jimmy Carter, and the lone, living Warren Commission commissioner and ex-President Gerald R. Ford immediately complained to the History Channel. They subsequently threatened legal action against Arts & Entertainment Company, owner of the History Channel. “The Guilty Men” segment was completely withdrawn by the History Channel. Also during the series, French prisoner Christian David named Lucien Sarti as one of three French criminals hired to carry out the assassination of Kennedy, when he was interviewed by author Anthony Summers. This claim is one of the most strongly investigated theories presented on the show.

The Men Who Killed Kennedy – Part 8 – The Love Affair (2003)

Judyth Vary Baker reveals her love affair with Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans in 1963 in the hope of proving his innocence. Startling new information is learned about Lee, including the purpose of his trip to Mexico a few months before President Kennedy’s assassination, and that he tried unsuccessfully to change the course of events that were leading to Kennedy’s death.

Ms Baker has written a book about her affair with Lee Oswald entitled Me and Lee. More information can be found on her website.