Ruby dies of a pulmonary embolism caused by lung cancer in Parkfield Hospital shortly prior to when his second trial would have commenced. Parkfield Hospital is the same hospital where both JFK was pronounced dead and Oswald dies. He denies he is part of a conspiracy until his end.
I am as innocent regarding any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room.
Oswald is killed by Ruby – in revenge for his assassination of President JFK – as Oswald is moved to a high security prison. Ruby claims it was out of patriotism. Oswald is awaiting trial at this time.
[I did it to spare] Mrs. Kennedy the discomfiture of coming back to trial.
Ruby is born the fifth of eight children to Fannie Turek Rutkowski and Joseph Rubenstein. Ruby moves around a lot as a youth, mostly throughout the Jewish neighbourhoods of Chicago. The Rubenstein home is marked by constant strife and the parents are reported to occasionally strike each other.
[We lived] below the middle class, but yet it wasn’t the poorest class.