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Lee Harvey Oswald

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The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald:

He's implicated in one of the greatest crimes of the twentieth century – the murder of President John F. Kennedy.

JFK right after he was shot

And despite the fact that he denied doing it, and that he himself was murdered only a couple days after Kennedy died, Lee Harvey Oswald was only arrested once before the day of the Kennedy killing.

His only prior arrest, despite his defection to the Soviet Union and a failed Dallas assassination attempt on retired U.S. Major General Edwin Walker, happened in New Orleans on August 9, 1963…

Lee Harvey Oswald - First Mugshot

…for disturbing the peace after a street scuffle after handing outlet leaflets supporting Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

On November 22, 1963 Oswald was arrested in a movie theatre for killing Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit

J.D. Tippit

…who'd been investigating suspicious characters in the wake of the Kennedy shooting.

Oswald photo after he killed tippit

The assassination charges were added after Oswald was in custody.

Although the Warren Commission later concluded Harvey was Kennedy's assassin, he never stood trial.

Two days after Kennedy died, on November 24th, Oswald himself was gunned down…

Oswald as he got shot

...inside Dallas police headquarters by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

Jack Ruby

Ruby died of cancer in prison.

To read more, please check out: Lee Harvey Oswald Death.

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