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‘Stunning’ new FBI study casts doubt Warren Commission’s JFK findings

CE 665 fibers
Warren Commission Exhibit 665

Lee Harvey Oswald was linked to the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle alleged to have been used to shoot President Kennedy by the hair and fiber analysis of FBI expert Paul Stombaugh. The Warren Commission’s final report drew conclusions from Stombaugh’s testimony that buttressed assertions about Oswald’s guilt, particularly the association between hair and fiber evidence allegedly tying Oswald to the rifle.

The Commission considered Stombaugh’s testimony of “probative value,” the report stated.

But a devastating recent study by the Justice Department and the FBI shows that close analysis of cases involving hair and fiber testing raises grave concerns about the role of similar scientific testimony by law enforcement experts in criminal convictions.

The origins of Mannlicher-Carcano bullets

Mannlicher Carcano, JFK, rifle
Where did the bullets come from?

An intriguing tidbit from a faithful reader about the bullet that allegedly killed President Kennedy.

“Recently, I was reading the post CSI JFK: The Chain of Custody for “the magic bullet.” Bob Prudhomme posted a reference to “frangible range bullet for the Mannlicher-Carcano.” I didn’t know what that meant. I had to look it up. In doing so, I stumbled across a Web site about the ammunition (not the rifle).
Scroll down to the heading- “Non-Italian Military Rounds.”
It says:

Let’s crowdsource Yahoo News on a key JFK question

From Ten facts you don’t know about the JFK assassination – Yahoo News.

Citing Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author and host of the History Channel series “Decoded,” Yahoo News asserts, “Plenty of shooters recreated Oswald’s shot.”

Is this true? I know what Jesse Ventura would say but I’m not expert in this area. I hope readers will contribute their knowledge.

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