Nagging Jack Ruby Question Answered
CBS News gets look at 50-year-old evidence, files
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2013 11:12 AM CST
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(Newser) – The Dallas County district attorney's office has for 50 years kept the lid on a dozen boxes labeled with Jack Ruby's name, according to CBS News, which reports it got an exclusive look at what's inside. The network flags one group of documents of particular interest, those that CBS believes answer a long-running question: Was police officer Roy Vaughn—who was tasked with guarding the garage ramp Ruby used to gain access to Lee Harvey Oswald as he was escorted out of Dallas Police headquarters—in cahoots with Ruby?

CBS teamed up with Dave Perry, a former insurance investigator who has spent four decades poring over the Kennedy assassination, and Perry unearthed documents that he says clear Vaughn's name once and for all. One is a memo written by the DA at the time, which notes that while interviewing Ruby, Ruby said "the officer (Roy Vaughn) did not see him" as he headed down the ramp. Other documents show Ruby did not know Vaughn's name. Perry says Vaughn would "absolutely be vindicated by this"—something his daughter reacted to with both happiness and regret; Vaughn died in 2010, and was long bothered by doubts about "his integrity," she says.

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Norman Johnson
Nov 20, 2013 8:00 PM CST
Oswald was a nasty killer who had no conscience about killing people.Ruby gave hime what he deserved, a hot slug in the guts.What did Ruby get for his efforts? A life sentence.Hmm,go figure.
ratso
Nov 20, 2013 3:50 PM CST
Coup d'états don't just happen in 'other' Countries. What makes Americans think they're so special? The only mystery is why Americans refuse to acknowledge the fact that their own government is run by psychopathic, fascist killers..... God bless America? Please...
Joebudgie
Nov 20, 2013 3:24 PM CST
I was stationed at Marine Barracks Pearl Harbor at the time of JFK's assassination. Every two years or so since then we read the same rehashed series of articles covering every detail of the plaza, the grassy knoll, the sniper's nest, the shooting and the investigation. Nothing new has been added since about the fourth week after JFK died. We are dangerous close to overload already. Much more and people will stop caring and just tune it out. Give it a rest already. How about just reporting that this is the 50th anniversary and mentioning where memorial services may be found? CBS? Does that mean Can't Be Successful? I'm beginning to think so if the best they can do is repeat old stories over and over. It's time to hit the streets and start reporting current news. Please.