Of all of the moments in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the killing of Oswald is the most bizarre. As he was being escorted through the police headquarters shortly before 11:30 am to a car that would take him to the Dallas County Jail, Ruby emerged from the crowd and shot him. Oswald was rushed to Parkland Hospital, where he died less than two hours later.
We will never know Ruby’s true reasons for murdering Oswald. He was convicted and sentenced, but died of a pulmonary embolism in 1967 (also at Parkland Hospital).
The footage of the broadcast of Oswald’s murder is still as unbelievable today as it was in 1963.