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This Happened—November 24: The Fate Of JFK's Assassin

Two days after being arrested for assassinating John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald is shot dead at point blank range.

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Who was Jack Ruby?

Lee Harvey Oswald was in police custody for the murder of U.S President John F. Kennedy when a man emerged from a crowd of reporters and shot him in the abdomen. Oswald died shortly after, without standing trial and having said a word regarding the murder of Kennedy.

Why did Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald?

A nightclub owner and member of the Teamsters Union with ties to organized crime, Ruby has been described as a man in great debt who was always desperate for attention. His exact motive for killing Oswald, however, has never been made clear.

The string of deaths surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy have led many to wonder what the motive was and who else might be involved,, inspiring many elaborate theories regarding a complicated cover-up surrounding the president’s murder.

What happened to Jack Ruby?

Ruby was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Ruby always maintained that he was not part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy, and was eventually able to make a successful appeal. Regardless, shortly after his death sentence was overturned, Ruby became very ill and died in jail.

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