Friday, November 8, 2013

Murderpedia, Jack Leon RUBY

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Jack Ruby, Before Dallas
Ruby (third from right) grew up in Chicago, and spent time in juvenile hall and foster homes. He sold horse-racing tip sheets and, later, was implicated in the fatal shooting of the president of the Teamster's Union; he was cleared of any wrongdoing. Ruby served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, working as an aircraft mechanic at domestic bases until 1946. Pictured: Ruby with friends at a restaurant during leave from Army service in WWII.
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Ruby Kicks Back
Ruby moved to Dallas in 1947 where he managed various nightclubs, strip clubs, and dance halls. (And where he changed his name from Rubenstein to Ruby.) He befriended many Dallas police officers, who frequented the nightclubs. Pictured: relaxing in a restaurant while on leave from Army service in WWII.
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Jack Ruby, in early 1950s, as owner of the Ranch House nightclub.

Jack Ruby, killer of alleged J.F.K. assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, poses with three of the women from his burlesque club.

Jack Ruby is seen here with unidentified members of his burlesque act.

Jack Ruby, shown at his club in this 1962 file photo is seen with an unidentified member of his burlesque act.

Jack Ruby stands with two of his dancers outside his nightclub, the Carousel Club.

Jack Ruby, Oswald's murderer & Dallas policeman Roscoe White's wife Geneva, who worked in his club.

Jack Ruby with two of his dancers at his nightclub, the Carousel Club. This photograph was part of the evidence in the John F. Kennedy assassination investigation and is now located at the National Archives at College Park. Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspect arrested for the murder of John F. Kennedy, two days after Oswald's arrest.

This is the front exterior of the Carousel Club owned by Jack Ruby.

Jack Ruby Lived Here
(Photo: Francis Miller/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Jack Ruby at Dallas Police Headquarters
New York: Jack Ruby (center) mingles with the crowd in a corridor at Dallas Police Headquarters on the night of November 22, 1963, after President Kennedy's assassination earlier that day. Two days later, Ruby stepped out of the crowd in the basement of the same building to fire the shot that killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of the President. The scene pictured here is from the CBS News Extra <November 22 and the Warren Report> to be broadcast September 27.

A television broadcast captures Jack Ruby and reporters at the Lee Harvey Oswald press conference two days after Oswald's arrest in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with the assassination of President Kennedy. Ruby, a local night club owner, shot and killed Oswald during this broadcast.

Guards escort Lee Harvey Oswald during a television press conference at the Dallas police headquarters two days after the assassination of President Kennedy. In the foreground stands local night club owner Jack Ruby who would assassinate Oswald minutes later.

Oswald turns toward the waiting vehicle as burly form (Jack Ruby) plunges forward, arm outstretched.

Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.

Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.

Jack Ruby walks up to accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and shoots him as he is escorted into a police station in Dallas.

A camera captures the back of Jack Ruby as he shoots Lee Harvey Oswald who is being escorted by guards during a television press conference at the Dallas police headquarters. Oswald, who was arrested in conjunction with the assassination of President Kennedy, reacts to the impact of the deadly bullet.

Police officers surround Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald just after Ruby shot Oswald during a television press conference at the Dallas police headquarters.

Dallas police struggle with Jack Ruby, after the nightclub owner shot alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. The officer in the foreground holds the gun Ruby used.
Photo by Frank Johnston

Jack Ruby Shoots, Lee Harvey Oswald Falls
America knew nothing of the man born Jacob Rubenstein until November 24, 1963, at 11:21 am, when he stepped out of a crowd at Dallas police headquarters and, in front of newspaper photographers and TV cameras, fired his .38 Colt into the belly of Lee Harvey Oswald. Only two days before, Oswald had shot and killed beloved President John F. Kennedy. The succession of events left the country reeling. . . and wondering just who Jack Ruby was. Pictured: Lee Harvey Oswald is hurried into an ambulance after being shot by Ruby. November 24, 1963.
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Oswald is Hurried to the Hospital
A nightclub owner, Ruby often carried a handgun. In fact, witnesses saw him with a gun in the halls of the Dallas Police Headquarters on several occasions after President Kennedy's assassination. There is some evidence that Ruby hadn't planned to shoot Oswald: He left his favorite dog, Sheba, in the car as if he were simply running a quick errand.
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Lee Harvey Oswald is loaded into an ambulance after being shot by Jack Ruby during a press conference two days after his arrest in conjunction with the assassination of President Kennedy.

Lee Harvey Oswald dead.

The shirt worn by Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

KRLD reporter Bob Huffaker and a detective stand where Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters earlier in the day.

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Jack Ruby in custody of police after the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Police escort Jack Ruby, killer of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, from the Dallas city jail to a county facility. It was during just such a transfer that Ruby shot Oswald.

Jack Ruby, who police say shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who was charged with killing President John F. Kennedy, is led to jail after he was questioned and charged in the Dallas City hall after the shooting.

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Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby stands for a portrait at the Dallas police station.

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Fingerprint Card: Jack Leon Ruby - Case No. 36398.

Jack Ruby's Right Handprint

Jack Ruby's revolver (photo from Firearms Panel collection)

Test bullets fired from Jack Ruby's revolver (photo from Firearms Panel collection)

Contents of Jack Ruby's estate, which includes the clothes worn and gun used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, are on display at a trial to determine the executor of his estate.

Contents of Jack Ruby's estate, which includes the clothes worn and gun used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, are on display at a trial to determine the executor of his estate

Graph from Jack Ruby lie detector test.

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Melvin Belli and Jack Ruby talk in a Dallas courtroom.

Jack Ruby, charged with the murder of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, is returned handcuffed to the Dallas County Jail after having undergone a day long series of psychiatric test at an undisclosed location. The tests were ordered by District Judge Joe B. Brown. The Ruby defense attorneys claim Ruby was temporarily insane when he shot Oswald.

Jack Ruby's defense lawyer, searching for evidence that the killer of Lee Harvey Oswald may not get a fair trial in Dallas, denied a report that Ruby visited Communist Cuba last year. Ruby seemed to be in a better mood as he talked to newsmen before the start of the second day of his court hearing, in order to get his trial to some other Texas city. February 11, 1964.

Tonahill, Jack Ruby, Melvin Belli and members of the press on hearing day on Ruby's charge of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald.

Jack Ruby, charged with the murder of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, gives an interview to the press.

Jack Ruby, (charged with the murder of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald), broke into tears at his bond hearing, as he talked to reporters regarding the assassination of
President Kennedy. His voice breaking, Ruby said that he could not understand "how a great man like that could be lost." Ruby's bail bond hearing ended when defense attorneys withdrew their request for Ruby's release on bail.

Jack Ruby (2nd from left) is led past newsmen amid a security escort of deputy sheriffs at the closing of the 2nd day of his trail 2/18. Ruby is charged with killing accused Presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. This picture was made with a remote camera affixed to the wall opposite where the newsmen are confined by security regulations. February 18, 1964.

Jack Ruby, on trial for the murder of accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, had a half smile for photographers as he arrived for the morning session of his trial. A defense psychiatrist spent an hour with Ruby in his cell before the session began. Dr. Manfred Guttmacher, who last examined Ruby in December, said "he has deteriorated somewhat. He doesn't look as well. He appears much more anxious and tense. March 2, 1964

Jack Ruby, bust portrait, facing right, arriving in court.

Ruby's Reasons
At his trial, Ruby was represented pro-bono by big-name defense attorney Melvin Belli. Belli tried to prove that Ruby had a history of mental illness in his family (his mother had spent time in mental hospital) and that he was legally insane.
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March 1964: Ruby (far left) is escorted by security officials down a corridor of a Dallas courthouse during his trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
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Ruby flanked by security during his trial.
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Jack Ruby walks into a Dallas courtroom. Convicted in the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, a judge ordered a jury to determine Ruby's sanity.

On March 14, 1964, Ruby was convicted of murder; he received a death sentence. Ruby's legal team appealed the conviction, arguing that there no way he could have received a fair trial in Dallas given the local publicity surrounding the case. On October 5, 1966, the appellate court agreed and overturned Ruby's conviction and death sentence.
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Jack Ruby escorted into Judge B. Brown's court early March 8, 1965. Ruby appeared in court to hear lawyers argue about his sanity, almost a year to the day of his conviction and death sentence for slaying presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

Sane. Dallas, Texas: A jury found condemned slayer Jack Ruby sane, following a dramatic personal appeal by Ruby to the jury to find him of sound mind. The sanity trial had been ordered by the
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to determine whether or not Ruby had the mental capacity to fire J.H. Tona hill, one of the original lawyers in this case. Ruby is shown here as he was returned to the Dallas County Jail for lunch before the verdict came in. Behind him is the Texas school book Depository Building, the structure from which Lee Harvey Oswald-the man Ruby is convicted of murdering-fired the fatal shots that killed President Kennedy. June 16, 1966.

The last letter of Jack Ruby, the Oswald killer, who accuses President Lyndon B. Johnson.

The new trial was to start in February 1967, in Wichita Falls, Texas. But on December 9, 1966, Ruby came down with pneumonia and was admitted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The next day, he was diagnosed with cancer in his liver, lungs, and brain. He died in the hospital--the same hospital where Oswald died--on January 3, 1967.
(Photo: Shel Hershorn/Getty Images)

Jack Ruby's coffin being loaded aboard a hearse.


D.W. said...

You haven't figured out its a illusion of a hit?
That thats not oswald and there never was a oswald.
Thats not ruby either...The photo of ruby being escorted out with his head tilted down..NOTICE GUY STANDING BESIDE RUBY....NOTICE HIS SUITE,notice his pocket, notice the glasses...

Ralph Cinque said...

You're right, DW, that the Garage Shooter was not Jack Ruby. But, you haven't ID'd him correctly. The Garage Shooter was FBI Agent James Bookhout, for whom there are no images. We had to go back to 1937 to find an image of him to compare to the Garage Shooter, and it's a perfect match, allowing for the passage of time.

Anonymous said...

In his testimony before the Warren Commission, Russell Lee Moore Knight said that Ruby held no bitterness towards Oswald and called him "a good looking guy" who resembled Paul Newman.

Additionally, in his book, Contract on America, David Scheim, presented evidence, that although some people claimed that they saw Ruby upset over the weekend of the assassination, others said that he wasn't; On Friday night TV newsman Vic Robertson Jr. saw Ruby at Police Headquarters and reported that Ruby "appeared to be anything but under stress or strain. He seemed happy, jovial, was joking and laughing". Announcer Glen Duncan also testified that Ruby "was not grieving" and if anything, was "happy that evidence was piling up against Oswald".

Anonymous said...

According to Lieutenant Billy Grammer, a DPD dispatcher, at 3am on November 24, he received an anonymous phone call from a man who knew Grammer's name. The caller told Grammer that he knew of the plan to move Oswald from the basement and that unless the plans for Oswald’s transfer were changed, the caller warned "we are going to kill him". After Oswald was shot, Grammer, who knew Ruby, and found the voice familiar at the time of the call, identified Ruby as the caller. Grammer remained convinced that Ruby's shooting of Oswald was "a planned event".

Anonymous said...

While talking, Ruby teared up when talking about a Saturday morning eulogy for President Kennedy but after composing himself, inexplicably said, "I must be a great actor, I tell you that." Ruby also remarked "they didn't ask me another question: "If I loved the President so much, why wasn't I at the parade?"" (referring to the President's motorcade). Ruby added, "it's strange that perhaps I didn't vote for President Kennedy, or didn't vote at all, that I should build up such a great affection for him".

Anonymous said...

Jim Leavelle later said to author Joseph Mcbride that to him, the murder of President John F. Kennedy was "no different than a south Dallas nigger killing".