Texas Judge Hears Testimony in Coffin Case
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge will decide who should have the original casket that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
WFAA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1327I2G) testimony in the case continues Tuesday in Fort Worth. Oswald's brother filed a lawsuit against Baumgardner Funeral Home, which tried to sell the coffin at auction for $87,000 in 2010.
Robert Edward Lee Oswald says he thought the damaged pine box had been destroyed after his brother's body was exhumed from a Fort Worth cemetery in 1981 amid conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy's death. Another coffin was used for the reburial.
Oswald's attorney argued Monday that his client bought the casket. The funeral home's attorney says the casket was a gift to Oswald's dead brother and that Oswald doesn't have a legal claim to it.
Information from: WFAA-TV, http://www.wfaa.com
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