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k-robjoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-08-08 01:30 PM
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39. Bugliosi
Ive read a couple of places that lots of witnesses testified that the gun was at least two to five feet away from RFK.

"All witnesses testified that Kennedy fell facing Sirhan. The assassins gun arm was pinned down by maitred Uecker after two shots; it continued to squeeze the trigger on impulse or otherwise; but, witnesses claim, even though the remaining shots went askew Kennedy at no time turned his back to the weapon."

( link below )

One thing I didnt know is that Vincent Bugliosi looked into the case ( in the seventies ) and what he came up with (!)

"Vincent Bugliosi, the lawyer who skyrocketed to fame with his intense prosecution of cult killer Charles Manson, enlisted his services in 1975. He sought affidavits from several people whom, he learned, had stated they remembered seeing bullet holes in the then-door divider. Noguchi, for one, said that it had been his understanding that the holes he is pointing to and measuring in the above-mentioned photos were scars made by bullets. Maitred Angelo DiPierro concurred that, as far as he was concerned, those were undoubtedly bullet holes, for had seen "a small caliber bullet lodged about a quarter of an inch into the wood on the center divider of the two swinging doors." Having served in the U.S. Infantry when younger, DiPierro confirmed, "There is no question in my mind that this was a bullet and not a nail or any other object."
Bugliosi also took testimony from a witness, Martin Patrusky, who witnessed the polices reconstruction of the shooting. "One of the officers pointed to the two circled holes on the center divider (and) told us that they dug two bullets outand I would be willing to testify to this under oath and under penalty of perjury.""

Bugliosi in 1978 :

"I have no way of knowing for sure whether or not more than one gun was fired at the assassination scene. And I have formed no opinion at this point. What I will say is this: the signed statements given me perhaps can be explained away; but in the absence of a logical explanation, these statements, by simple arithmetic, add up to too many bullets and therefore, the probability of a second gun." -Vincent Bugliosi 1978"

How evidence disappeared :

"Over 90% of the audiotaped witness testimony was lost or destroyed. Of the 3470 interviews the LAPD conducted, only 301 were preserved. Key testimony - like 29 witness accounts that suggested conspiracy - was missing, while less important interviews - like that of Sirhan's Bible teacher - remained."

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