I worked harder on killing Lee than I did on the JFK and Tippit killing combined.
Not really, but it seemed like I did.
I guess it seemed more difficult because I had to connive it at the last moment.
Connive it, ha ha.
I love the way Dean talks.
That would be Dean Andrews.
He was right of course. Lee couldn’t have connived the killing of Kennedy.
You do have to practice at things.
And not just for shooting at someone.
You have to practice planning things.
And that’s what I do; that’s my unofficial job at the CIA.
I’m a conniver, ha ha.
That’s why I was able to connive Lee’s murder on the fly.
You see, Lee was supposed to die at the Texas Theater.
But he outsmarted me.
I expected him to run and get gunned down by the cops, but he was smarter than I gave him credit for.
That was my mistake.
He raised his hands and said: “I am not resisting arrest,” or something to that effect.
That’s when Nick McDonald clocked him over his left eye. That’s how Lee got the mouse.
I guess Nick interpreted Lee raising his hands as an aggressive move.
At any rate, when they both fell down into the chair and the melee ensued, it was difficult to justify killing him.
So he lived, and that presented a problem for me.
I had to shift gears damn quick and work double time to fix what shouldn’t be broken.
Now, how was I going to kill him?
Dean Andrews Testimony before the Warren Commission
Mr. LIEBELER – Do you mean to suggest by that statement that you have considerable doubt in your mind that Oswald killed the President?
Mr. ANDREWS – I know good and well he did not. With that weapon, he couldn’t have been capable of making three controlled shots in that short time.
Mr. LIEBELER – You are basing your opinion on reports that you have received over news media as to how many shots were fired in what period of time; is that correct?
Mr. ANDREWS – I am basing my opinion on five years as an ordnance man in the Navy. You can lean into those things, and with throwing the bolts–if I couldn’t do it myself, 8 hours a day, doing this for a living, constantly on the range, I know this civilian couldn’t do it. He might have been a sharp marksman at one time, but if you don’t lean into that rifle and don’t squeeze and control consistently, your brain can tell you how to do it, but you don’t have the capability.
Mr. LIEBELER – You have used a pronoun in this last series of statements, the pronoun “it.” You are making certain assumptions as to what actually happened, or you have a certain notion in your mind as to what happened based on material you read in the newspaper?
Mr. ANDREWS – It doesn’t make any difference. What you have to do is lean into a weapon, and, to fire three shots controlled with accuracy, this boy couldn’t do it. Forget the President.
Mr. LIEBELER – You base that judgment on the fact that, in your own experience, it is difficult to do that sort of thing?
Mr. ANDREWS – You have to stay with it. You just don’t pick up a rifle or a pistol or whatever weapon you are using and stay proficient with it. You have to know what you are doing. You have to be a conniver. This boy could have connived the deal, but I think he is a patsy. Somebody else pulled the trigger.
Mr. LIEBELER – However, as we have indicated, it is your opinion. You don’t have any evidence other than what you have already told us about your surmise and opinions about the rifle on which to base that statement; is that correct? If you do, I want to know what it is.
Mr. ANDREWS – If I did, I would give it to you. It’s just taking the 5 years and thinking about it a bit. I have fired as much as 40,000 rounds of ammo a day for 7 days a week. You get pretty good with it as long as you keep firing. Then I have gone back after 2 weeks. I used to be able to take a shotgun, go on a skeet, and pop 100 out of 100. After 2 weeks, I could only pop 60 of them. I would have to start shooting again, same way with the rifle and machine guns. Every other person I knew, same thing happened to them. You just have to stay at it.
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