Joo, mutta kirjavarastolla Oswald taisi olla yksin omassa kerroksessaan. Lisäksi hän oli kasannut laatikoista näkösuojan. Olisikohan teko jäänyt tekemättä jos kerroksessa olisi parveillut väkeä?
Roy Trulyn mukaan Oswaldin työaika oli 8.00-16.45 ja ruokatunti 12.00-12.45..
Oswald kertoi olleensa syömässä ampumisen aikoihin:
"Oswald stated that on November 22, 1963, he had eaten lunch in the lunch room of the Texas School Book Depository, alone, but recalled possibly two negro employees walking through the room in this period. He stated possibly one of these employees was called 'Junior' and the other was a short individual whose name he could not recall, but whom he would be able to recognize."
Puolelta päivin ja vähän sen jälkeen Oswald nähtiin ensimmäisessä kerroksessa, josta oli menossa toiseen kerrokseen syömään:
Service Report (CD87 p780) recounting an interview with William Shelley, Oswald’s immediate boss, states "Mr. Shelley last saw Oswald at about 11:50 A.M., at which time Oswald was working at his normal duties on the first floor." On 4-7-64 Shelley testified (6H327-334) “I do remember seeing him when I came down to eat lunch about 10 to 12.”
(19H499) states “Yesterday, at 12:00 noon, this fellow Lee says to me 'I’m going up to eat' and I went on to my lunch. I went to a front window on the first floor and ate my lunch. I went to the front window on the first floor and ate my lunch and waited to see the President's parade go by. I saw the President pass and heard some shots and looked at the clock there and saw it was 12:25PM.”
(CD950, p45), Piper repeated "At around 12:00 noon, I told Oswald that I was going to eat my sandwich. Oswald mumbled something that he was going up to eat. This was the last time I saw Oswald." He also told them "During the lunch breaks, Oswald usually made several phone calls, which were usually short in length."
An 11-26-63 FBI report on Mrs. Caroline Arnold (CD5 p41) relates “As she was standing in front of the building, she stated she thought she caught a fleeting glimpse of Lee Harvey Oswald standing in the doorway between the front door and the double doors leading to the warehouse, located on the first floor. She could not be sure that this was Oswald, but said she felt it was and believed the time to be a few minutes before 12:15 pm.”
Koska Warrenin komission tehtävä oli osoittaa Oswald syylliseksi todisteista huolimatta, se päätyi väittämään, että Oswald ei koskaan tullut alas syömään, vaan jäi kuudenteen kerrokseen rakentamaan näkösuojaa. Komission mukaa Charles Givens näki Oswaldin viimeisenä kuudennessa kerroksessa, kun hän palasi hakemaan savukkeitaan..
(6H345-356). Here, Givens suddenly remembered “it was about a quarter till 12, we were on our way downstairs, and we passed him, and he (Oswald) was standing at the gate on the fifth floor. I came downstairs, and I discovered I left my cigarettes in my jacket pocket upstairs, and I took the elevator back upstairs to get my jacket with my cigarettes in it. When I got back upstairs, he was on the sixth floor in that vicinity, coming from that way…Toward the window up front where the shots were fired from…he had his clipboard in his hand…He was coming towards the elevators…He said…'When you get downstairs, close the gate to the elevator.'" When asked the time of his return to the first floor, Givens responded "Well, I would say it was about 5 minutes to 12, then because it was---"
Mutta Givens muutti todistustaan komissiolle. Välittömästi murhan jälkeen hän kertoi nähneensä Oswaldin mennessään alakertaan ensimmäisen kerran:
"On November 22, 1963, Givens, along with other employees working on the sixth floor, was laying the new plywood floor. Givens stated that he saw Oswald on the sixth floor at about 11:45 A.M. on that date, and that Oswald was carrying a clipboard that appeared to have some orders on it. Givens felt that Oswald was looking for some books to fill an order, which is his job, and did not give the matter further thought. Shortly, thereafter, Givens and the other employees working on the floor-laying project quit for lunch and they took both elevators. They were racing the elevators to the first floor and Givens heard Oswald call to them to send one of the elevators back up. It is Givens' recollection that Oswald was wearing a brown shirt, when he last saw him." (CD 87, p780).
Givens ei ehkä koskaan palannutkaan yläkertaan:
The 11-23-63 FBI teletype reporting on its interview of Givens, after all, claimed "Givens stayed on first floor until twelve o'clock and then walked out of the building to watch the parade pass."
Jack Revill Dallasin poiisista kertoi Fbi:lle 13.2 -64, että Givens on huumeiden käyttäjä, joka muuttaa tarinaansa rahasta:
Revill told them that Givens had a history of drug use and “would change his story for money”. Revill told them, furthermore, that although he thought the character in the story was Givens, "that when Givens was interviewed immediately after the assassination, he stated he was not in the building at the time of the assassination." The FBI report then recounts Givens' earlier story that he came down for lunch around 11:30, and that, as he came down, he heard Oswald yell out and ask to have the elevator sent back up. (CD735, p295-296).
Käyttämällä epäluotettavaa todistajaa Oswald saatiin kuudenteen kerrokseen ennen ampumista....
Bonnie Ray Williams oli syömässä kanavoileipäänsä kuudennessa kerroksessa jopa klo.12.20 asti, eikä nähnyt siellä ketään:
"I finished the chicken sandwich maybe 10 or 15 minutes after 12. I could say approximately what time it was." He then told them something no one could expect: "Approximately 12:20, maybe." Later, when asked by Commissioner Dulles if he had heard anything on the sixth floor while he was eating, he responded "I felt like I was all alone. That is one of the reasons I left--because it was so quiet."
Ehkäpä vielä myöhempään, koska heti hänen palattuaan viidenteen kerrokseen presidentin saattue saapui:
"I went back on the fifth floor with a fellow called Hank and Junior, I don't know his last name. Just after we got on the fifth floor we saw the President coming around the corner on Houston from Main Street."
Eli, Oswaldille olisi parhaimmillaan jäänyt muutama minuutti aikaa rynnätä yläkertaan, kasata kivääri ilman työkaluja ja rakentaa näkösuoja..
Kyllä Oswald oli siellä missä kertoi olevansa ja missä hänet nähtiin ennen ampumista ja välittömästi sen jälkeen; alakerrassa syömässä...
Dallasin poliisipäällikön Jesse Curryn sanoin: "We don't have any proof that Oswald fired the rifle, and never did. Nobody's yet been able to put him in the building (Texas School Book Depository) with a gun in his hand."