Oswald's Widow Doesn't Believe He Killed JFK Nov 19, 2013 19:14:11 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Nov 19, 2013 19:14:11 GMT -5
Lee Harvey Oswald widow convinced late husband did not kill President
Marina Porter, Lee Harvey Oswald’s widow (pictured above with her husband and daughter), now a 72-year-old grandmother quietly living in a small Texas town, remains convinced her late husband did not kill President John F. Kennedy.
Marina Oswald Porter – who married the accused assassin while living in the Soviet Union – originally told the Warren Commission that her 24-year-old husband was guilty of shooting Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
But after spending years reading conspiracy theories, she now believes the man who fathered two of her children was nothing but a scapegoat for a complex plot that involved the CIA and Mafia, a close friend told the Daily Mirror.
“Marina certainly doesn’t believe the official story,” said the friend, Keya Morgan. “She always told me Lee Harvey Oswald loved President Kennedy.”
Morgan, a documentary filmmaker, said the widow has lived in fear for the five decades since the assassination at Dealey Plaza in Dallas that stunned the world. The paranoid woman also believes her phones are still tapped by the Secret Service.
“She has had this constant burden on her shoulders and feared she would either be assassinated by the Secret Service or killed by vigilantes in revenge attacks,” Morgan said.
Marina sold Oswald’s wedding ring for a whopping $108,000 last week after it was auctioned off with about 300 other items linked to Kennedy.
Marina wrote that she no longer wanted anything to do with the ring, which Oswald left in a cup on a dresser before going to his job at the Texas School Depository the day Kennedy was killed.
“At this time of my life I don’t wish to have Lee’s ring in my possession because symbolically, I want to let go of my past that is connecting with November 22, 1963,” she wrote, according to the auction house.
The ring – which has a tiny engraving of a hammer and sickle – was purchased by Oswald in Minsk before the couple moved to the United States.
The buyer asked to remain anonymous.
Marina settled in the Dallas suburb of Rockwall in the mid-1970s and has since built a new life with her second husband, Kenneth Porter, 75, and their 47-year-old son, Mark, neighbors told the National Enquirer.
Her children with Oswald – June, 51, and Rachel, 50 – also live in the area, where they are all respected members of the community.
“She and Ken are good people, the best neighbors you could ever have,” one neighbor, Fred McCurley, told the publication.
Source: Joe Kemp, The New York Daily News, November 2, 2013.