JFK death theory

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Your review of some of 
the recent books about President John F Kennedy’s death (22 November) listed only those that thought there was a conspiracy, a conclusion also reached by official inquiries.

Certainly there was an 
att­empt at assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald, but a recent
documentary shown on Channel 5 (JFK’s Secret Killer: The Evidence) produced convincing evidence that the fatal shot came accidentally from one of the 
secret service agents who was supposed to be protecting the President.

This conclusion was reinforced by evidence that the service later concealed evidence, presumably to protect their
reputation.

This hypothesis is based on Bonar Menninger’s book 
Mortal Error (1992), outlining the conclusions of ballistic 
expert Howard Donahue.

One should always consider the cock-up theory of history.

Steuart Campbell

Dovecot Loan

Edinburgh

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