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Marina Oswald, On Fiftieth Anniversary Of Kennedy Shooting. Says Lee Harvey Oswald Didn’t Do It

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Marina Oswald Porter was born Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova on July 17, 1941. She is best known for being the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Oswald, a former U.S. Marine defected to the Soviet Union. Marina first met Oswald at a dance in 1961, they married the same year, and had a daughter, June Lee, a year later. Then in June 1962, Marina Oswald returned to the United States with Lee, and they settled in Dallas, Texas.

In early 1963, Lee Oswald bought a handgun, and shortly afterwards, a Carcano rifle. Marina told the Warren Commission that she took photographs of Lee dressed in black and holding his weapons.

In April 1963, Marina – although pregnant with their second child – split from her husband and moved in with a friend, taking her daughter with her.

Lee found a job at the Texas School Book Depository and commenced work in October. In the same month, Marina gave birth to a second daughter, Audrey Marina Rachel Oswald. Her former husband, although basically living alone, stayed with Marina at her friend’s house on weekends, an arrangement that continued up until the assassination of President Kennedy.

Marina Oswald heard of the assassination from the massive media coverage that commenced within minutes of the event. Marina was subsequently questioned at Dallas PD headquarters regarding her husband’s involvement in the both the assassination, and the shooting of a Dallas PD officer, J. D. Tippit.

Subsequently, Marina was under Secret Service protection while she finished her testimony before the Warren Commission. Questions about her reliability as a witness against her deceased husband were expressed within the commission. During her questioning, she implicated Lee Harvey Oswald, and said he was guilty of shooting Kennedy.

In 1965, Marina married Kenneth Jess Porter with whom she has two sons and she has appeared in numerous documentaries on the Kennedy assassination. In 1989, Marina became a naturalized United States citizen.

Now, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, she contends that Oswald was innocent.

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90 Responses to “Marina Oswald, On Fiftieth Anniversary Of Kennedy Shooting. Says Lee Harvey Oswald Didn’t Do It”

  1. Raymond Edgell

    Oswald shot hit Kennedy in the b ack. The kill shot came from a secret service agent in the following car in his haste to return fire at the depository. Probably an accident on the service agents end. Oswald is guilty of attempted murder but I think it was just an accident. We'll all find out exactly with no lies someday.

  2. Kathryn Kski

    I saw that program too, and I'm convinced it was an accident and the secret service man (George Hickey) fired that last shot. If any of you can watch JFK: The Smoking Gun, on Reelz (being repeated Fri. the 22nd), see what you think. Pay close attention. I would love to know what others think.

  3. Dean Griffith

    "In 1989, Marina became a naturalized United States citizen" You idiot!

  4. Jim McKay

    His son was angry with Nicole and despised her as she was NOT his mother. OJ did the best he could to get the attention off his son and took the heat himself. OJ was guilty of conspiracy after the fact.

  5. Tina Thomas

    Honestly this makes me wonder if back then, she said what they wanted her to say when she appeared to testify in front of the Warren Commission. People have long held that the report might not be correct. We know what the climate was like for anyone from Russia then. The woman was a pregnant widow. I think deep down she might believe he was innocent but we may never know one way or the other. Just because it has been 50 years does not mean those feelings are "gone" per se either.

  6. Anonymous

    And she knows he was guilty/not guilty how? She never had an opportunity to talk to him after the shooting.

  7. Anonymous

    Horrible article rehashing things everyone already knows then ending with, 'Marina says he didn't do it…' This is what happens when 24yo's write articles about topics they have little interest. Looks like a copy and paste piece. Good job editors.

  8. Anonymous

    sure she will say it and believe it, she doesn't want to be known/remembered as the assassins wife and mother to his children….(but she will and so will her children from oswald.)….

  9. Derek Dreizen

    What?? Is this some kind of fucking CONFESSION? Huh?? Lee Harvey Oswald didn't do it? And YOU DID?? Huh?? IS THAT WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE SAYIN'???? Huh?? Heh heh heh heh heh heh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Jim McKay

    Dione Osusky – I believe that the son was into some sort of child oriented sex play and she threatened to tell. I believe that the parents knew or found out and like any parents did their best to cover it up. Too many holes in every other theory – this pretty much will explain all the red herrings.

  11. Jim Phillips

    Go back to the way she was found and tell me who you think would have placed her that way..Jon-Benet then you answered the question,and as for the the little girl in Florida,the grandparents neglected to watch their gran daughter ,then told their own daughter to shut up and they will take care of the cover up..

  12. Anonymous

    He was repatriated 18 months before and was in NYC where he went to the welfare office and demanded that they give him money to go to Texas where he said he had family. They gave him the money for tickets.

  13. Jim McKay

    Geri Lynn – Well THAT'S an intelligent comeback! (NOT!) Her brother killed her after she threatened to tell on him. If you look at the facts regarding where and how she was found, the lack of evidence of an intruder, the specific knowledge of the amount of the bonus that Mr. Ramsey had received and then was asked for on the "ransom" note – these all point to a rather childish attempt to look like a real crime. I, of course do not know who did it, but whoever did, I feel sorry for the innocent child. Why would you say something as rude and stupid as you did?

  14. Lee Herbst

    Obama, OJ, Oswald are all innocent. Amazing they all have O in their name!

  15. Alan Eaton

    Another article that wasted my time. Tag line Oswald innocent, content useless info about Marina, than last line she says he's innocent. What info does she have now the makes him innocent that she did not have 50 yrs ago? And why did she wait 50 yrs to tell us? Oh, I forgot this just a Figment of the writers useless imagination. Again a waste of my time.

  16. Mark Frances

    The couple with whom Marina was living found Lee Harvey the job at the Texas Book Depository according to the recent "Frontline" sham on Oswald. There were those who knew JFK was coming and the route was altered at the last minute. This was a well planned conspiracy. Marina was also the daughter of a high ranking KGB agent in Russia.

  17. Anonymous

    "Her former husband, although basically living alone, stayed with Marina at her friend’s house on weekends, an arrangement that continued up until the assassination of President Kennedy." Did he or did he not with help or with out help shoot the president? I will always be suspicious because the facts lead down many roads that lead to nowhere like the doors and stairs of The Winchester Mansion. I don't have the linear mind of former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi a member of a profession that with all its claimed certitude regularly puts innocent people in the hoosegow . What I in my rankled pettiness can not tolerate is the criminally sloppy journalism that refers to Lee Oswald as "Her former husband.".They weren't divorced. Hire an editor.

  18. Anonymous

    "Her former husband, although basically living alone, stayed with Marina at her friend’s house on weekends, an arrangement that continued up until the assassination of President Kennedy." Did he or did he not with help or with out help shoot the president? I will always be suspicious because the facts lead down many roads that lead to nowhere like the doors and stairs of The Winchester Mansion. I don't have the linear mind of former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi a member of a profession that with all its claimed certitude regularly puts innocent people in the hoosegow . What I in my rankled pettiness can not tolerate is the criminally sloppy journalism that refers to Lee Oswald as "Her former husband.".They weren't divorced. Hire an editor.

  19. Anonymous

    Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy? RIGHT….LBJ wanted to be President so bad that he would have done anything and he did. If this wasn't a "Government Conspiracy" to get rid of Kennedy and blame someone else then we must all be as stupid as our Government believes, then and now. Supposedly, Oswald was "heavily" guarded but yet Jack Ruby was able to walk right up to him and deliver a deadly shot. Jack Ruby had nothing to lose….he was dying of cancer and when in prison was treated like a King and given everything and anything he wanted. Same with Bobby Kennedy…Sirhan, Sirhan was a scapegoat…..

  20. Anonymous

    I believe Oswald was a scapegoat and innocent…nothing our government says or does would ever make me believe them….I didn't then and I don't now…our government is so corrupt and has been since modern times. These leaders will never be a Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and all the others that cared about this country and what we stand for…but no more…..

  21. Sheri Zwarich Drips

    Jim Phillips Ridiculous. The brother was exonerated through DNA.

  22. Sheri Zwarich Drips

    Jim Phillips Ridiculous. The brother was exonerated through DNA.

  23. Sheri Zwarich Drips

    Jim Phillips Ridiculous. The brother was exonerated through DNA.

  24. Thomas Kolby

    rothom2013 please site your source. Such info. would be consider confidential even after his death, so where and who provided this info.?

  25. Thomas Kolby

    rothom2013 please site your source. Such info. would be consider confidential even after his death, so where and who provided this info.?

  26. Thomas Kolby

    rothom2013 please site your source. Such info. would be consider confidential even after his death, so where and who provided this info.?

  27. Scott Donohue

    What kind of a Bush League article is this? You make the headline read like something we will be interested in and haven't heard yet. Then you tell us the story everyone knows about and end it with a teaser of the original headline but give no story…Where did you go to journalism school?

  28. Mary Crippen Niedert

    Madonna Walker Lowe Absolutely He and Nixon……, neither one would have gotten into office. That's why Bobby also was killed! They were two of the most dangerous men in their time.

  29. Mary Crippen Niedert

    wound came from the front….it went in small thru the throat and came out larger and blew out the back and side of his head….if anyone one has ever hunted, they can tell u this .its only The ones that are saying the fatal wound came from the auto following the president, abviously doesn't d know much abou t gunshot wounds.common sense

  30. Anonymous

    Perfect comment. I cant believe they put this out there and call it journalism. Kids in middle school can do a better job than this.

  31. Chris Jackson

    I think she's turning senile. She knew about the guns, he had told her he tried to assassinate Edwin Walker. He left his wedding band and all of his money for her on the dresser 11/22. I used to think it was probably a conspiracy but when you look at all the evidence…it was probably just this disgruntled (and psychotic) Marxist named Lee.

  32. Anonymous

    The whole article consists of the headline, which is iterated by the last sentence.

  33. Donna J Slaughter

    I saw those programs too and am convinced that Hickey shot the fatal shot. They were talking about the ammunition and that it blew out the back of his head going in, as the ammunition was larger, Secret Service covered it up, as sure as I am that LBJ had something to do with it.. We will never know for sure as the Warren study was so full of holes.

  34. Donna J Slaughter

    I saw those programs too and am convinced that Hickey shot the fatal shot. They were talking about the ammunition and that it blew out the back of his head going in, as the ammunition was larger, Secret Service covered it up, as sure as I am that LBJ had something to do with it.. We will never know for sure as the Warren study was so full of holes.

  35. Jennifer Diamond

    After seeing some of the updated evidence that they have been showing in the last 10 years or so I believe that it was an inside job. I definitely am starting to lean a little bit toward the fact that LBJ had something to do with it. After finding out that he was harassed by the Kennedy administration while Kennedy was president. LBJ never believed that Kennedy shouldn't have been president, He also was in a hurry afterwards to be sworn in. Jack Ruby killing Oswald within a 48 hour period is suspect as well. No one wanted Oswald to talk I certainly believe he knew something that someone wanted to keep quiet.

  36. Jennifer Diamond

    worst article I've ever seen by the way I could have done a better job on it.

  37. Kathryn Kski

    Barbara Paolella please watch JFK: The Smoking Gun. JFK was shot by two different types of bullets. One type (Full Metal Jacket) goes straight through its target; that was what Oswalds gun used. The other type explodes on impact, shattering and leaving metal remnants in the victim; that's the type of bullet the SS agents used.

  38. Kathryn Kski

    Mary Crippen Niedert Nope, the small entrance wound went through his neck and out his throat and into Connely. He had no entrance wounds in the front of his face.

  39. Mary Crippen Niedert

    Kathryn Kski , I know this is what the Warren Report said for years, they lie…..but, the back, right side of his head had a grapefruit size hole Watch the old film….Mrs. Kennedy is picking up pieces of the back of his skull off the truck of the car… Honey, that had to be an exit wound, so one shot had to come from the front…..I don't know exactly where or how, but no way did the shot to the back of his head go in huge and come back out the front small…that's impossible. Its a matter of logic. There's no doubt in my mind he was shot by 2 different guns, but from two different directions. The front throat wound was compromised in the E.Room at the hospital by the doctors trying to put in an airway.

  40. Kathryn Kski

    Mary Crippen Niedert If I'm remembering correctly, he had two entrance wounds in back, one in the neck, and one 4 inches higher in his head. I'll see if I can find the autopsy pics. But, if you can find that program, it's worth watching.

  41. Kathryn Kski

    Sorry, one of the back entrance wounds didn't go through his neck, it was lower, more like the top of his back just below the neck. It did come out in front through his throat and it also hit Connely. Which makes sense with the bullet coming from above.

  42. Kathryn Kski

    Barbara Paolella Really? You thought it was a joke? What didn't seem very possible to you? I'm asking this seriously, because I've been trying to get others opinion on this theory.

  43. Barbara Paolella

    Kathryn I believe you when you say that and I appreciate your wanting .more info. I never go on these things but Iwas looking up something and came across this commentary. I really don't want to go into details. There was a show on that totally addresses this theory and completely refuted it. Also my father was one of Kennedys Secret Service agents

  44. Mary Crippen Niedert

    Barbara Paolella A little while ago, I did read up on this movie's theory…..It didn't make any sense what so ever…..Seriously, a clumsy secret service man, shot the president. Really? I wasn't even going to comment, because I didn't really think the content even deserved an afterthought. I wouldn't doubt that a bullet came from above….but I'm saying' the one that killed him, went in the front and out the backside of his head. The fatal shot came from the grassy knoll, in front of the motorcade…..Eye witnesses have been sayin' that for 50 yrs now. Seems strange to me….Nobody would take the word of the people that ducked out of the way that day, Instead a group of men, that weren't there and had no knowledge of the assination, called all the shots, and drafted up a phoney document called the Warren Report.

  45. Kathryn Kski

    Barbara Paolella Oh my goodness!! Has he ever spoken with you about this? You have a unique perspective. It must be so interesting to talk to him. Did he watch the show too?

  46. Ken Carman

    Um, what the hell was that? Please rethink your career as a reporter, journalist or whatever you consider yourself. I left knowing nothing more than I knew before. BTW, anyone ever ask why she switched tunes? A responsible journalist would, or at least ask others.

  47. Karen Earle Lujan

    I thought that was on the movie they showed recently about him going to get money from the welfare and they gave him money to go back home?? We watched it last month