Nation: For the Defense

Jack Ruby's lawyers last week laid out the strategy for getting him off scot-free from the most widely viewed killing in world history. It was only a bail hearing in Dallas' criminal court, but in its course the lawyers clearly showed their intent to prove that Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald while temporarily insane from the shock of President Kennedy's assassination. If Chief Counsel Melvin Belli can prove that—and prove as well that Ruby is now recovered—it is possible that, under Texas law, Ruby could be a free man.

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