Presentation on theme: "Forensic Science Mini-Unit JFK. BACKGROUND INFO 35 th President of US Killed in Dallas on November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm while riding in a presidential."— Presentation transcript:
BACKGROUND INFO 35 th President of US Killed in Dallas on November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealy Plaza by gunshots
BACKGROUND INFO The Warren Commission (official investigation group) concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. Their findings: Oswald fired three shots from the Texas Book Depository Building located in Dealy Plaza (He was an employee there) One hit JFK in the back, exited the throat and went on to hit Governor Connally (“The Magic Bullet”) One hit JFK in the skull – fatal The third bullet did not hit anyone
BACKGROUND INFO Many believe that Oswald was not the only person responsible – possibly that there was some type of conspiracy surrounding the assassination Grassy knoll? The Single Bullet Theory?
BACKGROUND INFO Oswald was arrested, but two days later, while being transferred, was shot to death by Jack Ruby (Ruby has since died – 1967 – of pulmonary embolism)
BACKGROUND INFO Evidence found at the scene: 6.5mm Mannlicher-Carcano military rifle with Oswald’s palm print on it 3 spent 6.5mm cartridge cases Oswald was seen at the Book Depository that morning and again a few minutes after the assassination (he was apprehended a few miles away, 2 hours later) They recovered a bullet on the stretcher at the hospital from Gov. Connally – performed NAA on it New evidence has been found – the acoustics (recordings) of one of the police officers possibly heard 4 shots???