Lee Harvey Oswald with his Rifle.
A very unsettling image indeed, this photograph was taken of Lee Harvey Oswald outside his home holding the gun he would use to assassinate John F. Kennedy. Not only the weapon, but he also carries a number of Marxist newspapers in his other arm and displays them proudly. These newspapers are surprisingly not out of place as police suspect his crime was meant to destabilize the capitalist market and show his loyalty to the U.S.S.R.
Despite the fact that he was a naturally born citizen of the United States of America, Oswald moved to live in the Soviet Union in 1959. For three years he lived here, and no one is quite sure how he lived or what he did there. Theories claim that he was approached by members of the Russian government and was contracted to perform the murder by them. These theories have no backing however.
As he returned to the United States in 1962, he also brought a wife back with him and they settled in Dallas. When he was growing up, Oswald was described as being emotionally unstable, but was still admitted to the Marine Corps, where he was employed as a sniper. While nobody is quite sure of the details on why he did it, on November 22nd 1963, he murdered the president of the United States.
Oswald was quickly arrested and murdered while in police custody, giving rise to many conspiracy theories because of the unfinished nature of this case. The most widely accepted theory is that he was acting on his own, still suffering from the emotional instability of his youth.
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