RANDALL SELLERS SAID:
Darrell Tomlinson, who found the pristine bullet (CE399) in the Parkland corridor...testified that it had *not* fallen off the stretcher which had been used to transport Gov. Connolly [sic]. The WC...simply ignored Tomlinson and concluded, based on absolutely nothing, that the bullet had been on the Connolly [sic] stretcher. In the name of all that is gracious, IS THAT EVIDENCE?
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
Sure it's evidence. It's evidence based on something called "common sense".
Why, you ask?
Because Governor John Connally's stretcher was the only stretcher in that Parkland hallway that could have possibly had Bullet CE399 on it (or ANY bullet on it, for that matter).
The ONLY other stretcher which was a candidate for Tomlinson's CE399 discovery was a stretcher that was used by a young boy (Ronnie Fuller)....and young Mr. Fuller was not shot with a rifle bullet (or ANY bullet) on November 22, 1963.
Therefore, the only possible REASONABLE and LOGICAL conclusion to reach regarding the discovery of Bullet CE399 is that it was a bullet that came off of John Connally's stretcher and that Mr. Darrell Carlisle Tomlinson was a bit hazy about exactly which of the two stretchers he retrieved the bullet from (and he was hazy about it; see Tomlinson's March 20, 1964, testimony below):
ARLEN SPECTER -- "Mr. Tomlinson, are you sure that it was stretcher "A" that you took out of the elevator and not stretcher "B"?"
DARRELL C. TOMLINSON -- "Well, really, I can't be positive, just to be perfectly honest about it, I can't be positive, because I really didn't pay that much attention to it. The stretcher was on the elevator and I pushed it off of there and I believe we made one or two calls up before I straightened out the stretcher up against the wall."
[RELATED LINKS CONCERNING DARRELL TOMLINSON AND CE399 CAN BE FOUND HERE, HERE, and HERE.]
David Von Pein
January 25, 2008