A man who claims he assassinated President John F. Kennedy has been moved this week from a high security jail to a less secure one in Illinois in preparation for his release next spring after 36 years behind bars.
James Files, 72, says that he was the man on the grassy knoll back on November 22, 1963, and that he fired the bullet into Kennedy’s head that ultimately killed him.
Now, the CIA and other US secret agencies are preparing for scores of conspiracy theories as Files identifies himself yet again as the missing piece of the Kennedy story.
Files says the other shot that hit Kennedy came from his boss, Charles ‘Chuckie’ Nicoletti, who was hiding out in the book depository, the same place Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have been at the time of the shooting.
The Sunday Express reports that Files claims there was a conspiracy between the mafia and the CIA to kill Kennedy. Such claims could lead to Files being called to Washington to give a testimony under oath.
Files was a Vietnam war veteran who was also part of a team that trained a militia for the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
He said that many in the CIA turned against Kennedy when he called for a stop of the secret operation.
Files was kicked out of the military and became the right hand man to Chicago mafia chief Charles ‘Chuckie’ Nicoletti, who was a hitman for Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana.
Files, who is currently serving time for being an accessory incident and feared Kennedy was going to shut down the agency. He claims that the CIA called in mobsters to carry out a killing in Dallas.
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