(PART 819)


[Lieutenant J.C.] Day never marked CE 543.


Yes, he most certainly did mark CE543.

In his June 1964 affidavit, J.C. Day told us he positively marked ALL THREE shells currently in evidence (CE543, 544, and 545). And the only reason that Day filled out that affidavit was to straighten out some of his Warren Commission testimony from April '64. In fact, the very first words in that affidavit confirm that fact:

"The following affidavit is made to clear up confusion regarding the three spent 6.5 hulls, commission numbers 543, 544, and 545, found by the 6th floor window of the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963."

Lt. Day then goes on to say this in the same affidavit:

"I can identify commission numbers 543, 544, and 545 from my name on them, as the three hulls found on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963." -- Lt. J.C. Day; 06/23/64


The original DPD crime scene photographs (CE510 and CE512) positively show THREE spent rifle shells on the floor. And the reason CE511 only shows two shells is because of the angle of the picture, with the third shell being blocked from the camera's view by some of the book cartons. (This is obvious to everyone except a retard, of course.)

Plus, every bit of testimony from the various police officers who testified in front of the Warren Commission in 1964 indicates that THREE shells were found in the Sniper's Nest on the sixth floor of the Book Depository Building.

BTW, the circles that appear around the THREE SHELLS in Commission Exhibit No. 510 are circles that were made by Deputy Sheriff Luke Mooney when Mooney gave his Warren Commission testimony.

So, quite obviously, by circling the three shells in CE510, Mooney was telling the Warren Commission that there were, indeed, THREE SHELLS on the floor in the Sniper's Nest when he arrived on the sixth floor.

There's also this testimony from Mooney:

JOE BALL -- "Is [sic] that the empty shells you found?"

LUKE MOONEY -- "Yes, sir."

MR. BALL -- "Are they shown there [in CE510]?"

MR. MOONEY -- "Yes, sir."

MR. BALL -- "Now, will you take this and encircle the shells?"

MR. MOONEY -- "All right."

MR. BALL -- "Put a fairly good-sized circle around each shell. That is the way they were when you saw them, is that right?"

MR. MOONEY -- "Yes, sir."


Mooney, btw, was the officer who first discovered the Sniper's Nest on 11/22/63. Or, to use Mooney's own language from his official 11/23/63 "Supplementary Investigation Report", instead of using the words "sniper's nest", Mooney said he discovered a "cubby hole" on the sixth floor of the Depository. That's a pretty good alternate description of Oswald's shooting perch, I'd say. [hehe]

So, I guess conspiracy kooks like Gil Jesus must think that Luke Mooney was a worthless, scheming liar too. Right, Gil?

How many officers and other people in "officialdom" are you ready to call worthless liars, Gil? Is there a limit? Or is the SKY the limit?

Also, as mentioned previously, Lieutenant J.C. Day of the Dallas Police Department clearly MARKED ALL THREE BULLET SHELLS. Lt. Day's June 1964 affidavit indicates that there were two witnesses (Detective Robert L. Studebaker and Detective Richard M. Sims) who saw Lt. Day mark them while he was STILL ON THE SIXTH FLOOR on 11/22/63, shortly after the shells were discovered and photographed.

And the three shells in evidence today (CE543, 544, and 545) all have the name "Day" scratched into them. And Lt. Day certainly didn't say he scratched his name on MORE than three shells.

So, unless the conspiracy theorists want to call Lieutenant J.C. Day a bald-faced liar (which many conspiracy kooks undoubtedly DO want to do), then there's noplace for the CTers to run when it comes to the subject of the THREE bullet shells that were found in the Sniper's Nest on November 22, 1963.

In other words -- It doesn't really make any difference who else had possession of those three bullet hulls AFTER Lieutenant Day marked them with his name, and it doesn't really matter how many times those three shells were shuttled back and forth between the DPD and the FBI....because those three shells STILL HAVE LT. DAY'S NAME SCRATCHED ON THEM.

And Lt. Day only marked THREE Mannlicher-Carcano bullet shells. He didn't mark four, five, or six Carcano shells with his name. He marked exactly THREE shells. No more, no less.

So the math really isn't too difficult to do regarding this matter, is it?

Therefore, the only possible recourse the conspiracy theorists have with respect to this topic is for the kooks to wrap the always-handy label of "liar" around the necks of various police officers.

Because if officers such as Lt. Carl Day and Deputy Luke Mooney weren't liars, then there were positively THREE spent bullet shells from Lee Harvey Oswald's Mannlicher-Carcano rifle found on the sixth floor of the TSBD on 11/22/63.

Maybe the conspiracy theorists should simply try to live with the above "three shells were found" fact. Because it IS an irrevocable and proven FACT, despite the persistent and half-assed protests coming from the Anybody-But-Oswald conspiracy brigade.

David Von Pein
January 2, 2010