Who killed JFK? Statistical analysis says forensics overstates case for Oswald as lone gunman

Box of large-caliber rifle bullets

Cliff Spiegelman doesn’t care to see Oliver Stone’s film JFK, a conspiratorial opus about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And he has no opinion — at least not one he’s willing to share — about whether presumed shooter Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

But the Texas A&M University statistician’s examination of the forensics in the 1963 slaying led him to conclude that the assertion that Oswald must have acted alone based on the comparative bullet lead evidence has been overstated.

Spiegelman will discuss his research into the bullet evidence of the Kennedy case during a free public lecture set for Friday, Nov. 22 — the 50th anniversary of the assassination — at 4 p.m. in Room 510 Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M campus. He will be joined by William A. Tobin, a former chief metallurgist for the FBI. Spiegelman led a team including Tobin that cast doubt on previous assertions about the strength of the forensic science.

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