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Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 14 Summary

Gerald Posner
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Chapter 14 Summary and Analysis

There were two controversial issues according to Posner. Could Oswald fire three shots in that amount of time and could one bullet hit Kennedy and cause Connally's injuries? Oswald needed 4.5 seconds to fire the three shots. The timing of the shots was compared with the Zapruder film.

The Warren Commission assumed that the first shot hit Kennedy in the neck and there were several points in the Zapruder film where the car was blocked from view. It concluded that it was possible for Oswald to fire all three shots. Some evidence indicates that the first shot missed. This was consistent with the notes of Secret Service agent Glen Bennett and with the Zapruder film. It was also consistent with Governor Connally's recollections. Only two bullets were found and a bullet mark was found on the curb where James Tangue was standing. The Commission assumed that...

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