Lee Harvey Oswald's Ex Discusses JFK Shooting
Lee Harvey Oswald's girlfriend, Judyth Vary Baker, held a press conference Tuesday morning in Hollywood to discuss why she believes Oswald is not John F. Kennedy's lone killer.
Judyth Vary Baker met Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans in 1963. According to Baker, she was in town working for the American Cancer Society where she collaborated with a famous cancer researcher named Dr. Mary Sherman. She and another doctor, David Ferrie, told Baker that the purpose of her cancer research project was to develop a biological weapon to kill Fidel Castro. A few months later Lee told Baker that he had penetrated a ring of political extremists who were planning to kill President Kennedy.
"Lee told me he was afraid he was going to be set up to take the blame for Kennedy's murder," Baker claimed.
Lee publicly presented himself as a pro-Marxist, leading to a staged street fight, Lee's arrest, radio debates and other publicity to make him look like a communist.
"Lee was told that these activities would help him get into Cuba, but he became concerned that their real purpose was to make him look like a communist who might want to kill Kennedy," Baker said.
When Lee went to Dallas, Texas, he and Baker stayed in touch over the phone where Lee told her about what he was learning of the plan to assassinate Kennedy.
"Lee openly expressed his concern that if he made any move to stop the assassination, the plotters would kill him and his family in retaliation. He was 'in too deep.'"
Baker described the last time she spoke to Oswald on the phone, just two days before the assassination. He told Baker there would be a real attempt to kill Kennedy on Friday at one of three locations: the airport, Dealey Plaza, or the Trade Mart. According to Oswald, a CIA officer named David Atlee Phillips was involved in the assassination.
"I want to be clear," Baker said. "Lee Harvey Oswald did not shoot anyone in Dallas on November 22. But the real assassins were and still are powerful people. They succeeded in framing Lee Oswald in order to protect themselves."
Baker said she believes Lee should be found "not guilty" in a court of law.
"The Lee Oswald I knew admired the President and risked his life to save the President," Baker said.