JFK Treasure Trove Revealed

Long-lost files, Ruby's and Oswald's personal effects appear in public
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 3:35 PM CST
JFK Treasure Trove Revealed
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins addresses members of the media as he presents historical documents and other memorabilia, in boxes and on table, connected to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy during a press conference in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)   (Associated Press)

Numerous items related to the JFK assassination were revealed to the public today after having spent years forgotten in a Dallas courthouse safe, the Dallas Morning News reports. Brass knuckles and a holster belonging to Jack Ruby were in the safe, as was a lucrative contract signed by Ruby prosecutor Henry Wade for a film that was never made.

"We have nothing to hide," said the Dallas County DA, who acknowledged that a record of a conversation, almost certainly fictional, between Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald "will open up the debate as to whether or not there was a conspiracy to assassinate the president." The contents of the safe, which also held clothing probably belonging to Oswald and Ruby, will be scanned and donated to museums. (Read more history stories.)

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