A curious transcript purportedly about President John F. Kennedy's assassination has been discovered among boxes of memorabilia that were long forgotten in an old safe at the Dallas County district attorney's office.
While the transcript reads like a conspiracy theorist's dream - Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby plotting to kill Kennedy - the DA's top assistant said it's likely material for a proposed movie.
Other items found in an old safe on the 10th floor of the county courthouse include letters to and from the late Henry Wade, the district attorney who was the prosecutor in the Ruby trial, the Dallas Morning News reported Sunday. Ruby shot and killed Kennedy assassin Oswald two days after the president's death.
District Attorney Craig Watkins planned to discuss the find at a news conference today.
Much of the attention is bound to focus on the transcript purporting that Ruby and Oswald met at Ruby's nightclub on Oct. 4, 1963, less than two months before the Nov. 22 assassination. In it, they talked of killing the president.
Gary Mack, curator of the Sixth Floor Museum near where the president was shot, hasn't seen the transcript but doubts it's real. It is well-documented that Oswald was in Irving the evening of Oct. 4, at a home where his wife was staying, Mack said.
"The fact that it's sitting in Henry Wade's file, and he didn't do anything, indicates he thought it wasn't worth anything," Mack said.