Did Lee Harvey Oswald kill JFK?

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On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was participating in a motorcade in downtown Dallas, Texas.

At 12:30 p.m. they were passing on to Elm Street for the end of the motorcade, when suddenly two gun shots were fired from the Texas school book depository. One of the shots went through President Kennedy's head hitting John Connally in the left leg. The second shot went through Kennedy's back and hit the wind shield. The limousine driver raced the President to the Parkland Memorial Hospital. President Kennedy died after 1:00pm. Then 45 minutes after the assassination another shooting took place. An officer by the name of J. D. Tippit, was confronting a man who met the description of the assassin. On Nov. 22, 1963 after looking at evidence police identified the assassin to be Lee Harvey Oswald and later arrested him for only the killing of

J. D. Tippit. Later police found more evidence, and also charged Lee Harvey Oswald with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Oswald was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother had just remarried, when Lee turned 14 years old. Lee was a troubled child. He had no friends and the kids at school would make fun of Lee because of his dirty clothes. Lee at age 14 was put into a home for juvenile delinquents. Counsellors found Lee to be withdrawn and emotionally disturbed and sometimes violent. Later on in Oswalds life one of his cousins whom Lee admired joined the U.S. Marines. So as soon as Oswald turned 17 years old, he also joined the marines. While in the Marines Oswald established himself as a sharp shooter. He was the top marksmen at 110 metres and less. Although Oswald was a good shooter, he was thought of as a...