A few days ago, I shared my memories of the day that President Kennedy was assasinated. “Mataron a Kennedy” said my mother!
Today, I bring another of my mother’s reactions: “Mataron al que mato a Kennedy” said my mother of the crazy events of that day.
On this day in 1963, millions of people watched Jack Ruby, a Dallas businessman, shoot Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged killer of President Kennedy. Oswald died shortly after.
It happened as the authorities were taking Oswald to another jail. It also occurred about 48 hours after the assassination of the president.
To say the least, the shooting shocked the world. It also opened the door to a ton of conspiracy theories about the president’s assassination.
For the record, I believe that Oswald shot President Kennedy on his own. I came to that conclusion after reading Gerald Posner’s “Case closed” in the 1990’s.
Ruby died of cancer in 1967. Ruby never changed his story about why he killed Oswald. Apparently, Ruby did not want Jackie Kennedy to come to a trial. He took that explanation to his grave.