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Note, Jack Ruby to attorney Elmer Gertz
This is the note Jack Ruby passed to his attorney Elmer Gertz revealing his despair

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Jack Ruby Shot Accused-Kennedy-Assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald
November 24, 1963

Jack Ruby was found guilty of murder on March 14, 1964, and sentenced to death. He appealed and won a retrial on the basis that procedural errors had occurred during the trial.

At an appeal hearing on September 9, 1965, in Dallas, Jack Ruby passed this note to his attorney, Elmer Gertz:

"Elmer, you must believe me, that I am not imagining crazy thoughts, etc. This is all so hopeless, that they have everything in the bag and there isn't any chance of hope for me. These hearings are just stalling for time."

The note shows Ruby's declining mental state. In 1967, Jack Ruby died of cancer in prison before a new trial could be held.

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