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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if Jack Ruby had lived to be put on trial? muses Robbie Taylor. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1967,Jack Ruby's cancer went into remission, allowing him to be placed on trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. The Night Club Owner had already been found guilty by a Dallas Jury but he had appealed his conviction and death sentence and was granted a new trial (his lawyers argued that he could not have received a fair trial in Dallas because of the excessive publicity surrounding the case).
The Trial of Jack RubyThe Warren Commission had found no evidence linking Ruby's killing of Oswald with any broader conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy. But from the stand, Ruby spun a story of conspiracy, deception and treason, and the judge was forced to place a gag order on news from the trial. When the courtroom blew up the next day, it was blamed on a "gas leak" under the courthouse.