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Jack Ruby sentenced to death for killing JFK assassin Oswald

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Having been captured live on television in front of scores of police officers fatally shooting Oswald dead, the verdict wasn’t a great surprise.

But what fuelled the conspiracy theorists was that no motive was offered apart from that Jack Ruby, formerly Rubenstein, had wanted to show that ‘Jews have guts’.

His lawyers managed to secure a re-trial but Jack Ruby, sentenced to death, actually died of a pulmonary embolism before this could take place...