Nation: Garrison's Last Gasp

One of the more convenient aspects of the case against retired New Orleans Businessman Clay Shaw was that neither of the men with whom he was accused of conspiring to kill President Kennedy happens to be alive. Lee Harvey Oswald, of course, was murdered in Dallas two days after Kennedy was assassinated; the other alleged conspirator, a homosexual pilot named David Ferrie, died of a brain hemorrhage two years ago. With little fear of contradiction" (except from Shaw), the state trained its prosecution on trying to connect the defendant with both men, particularly...

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