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Jack Ruby's remarkable 1963 psychiatric evaluation - "I went crazy."
One of the most fascinating insights into 'who was Jack Ruby' and why he killed Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963 is his psychiatric evaluation done in the weeks after the murder.
It provides a remarkable glimpse of Ruby's life, everything from his long history of violence and aggression to his favorite TV shows (Palladin and Gunsmoke) There are revelations about his amphetamine use for weight loss (he took Preludin on the morning he shot Oswald) and also of his "love" of the police.
"I was in the toughest part of Dallas but I never got mixed up with any gangsters nor mobsters. I defied everybody, they thought they could make me run."
On the day he killed Oswald, when he walked into the Dallas Police basement and saw Oswald, he recalled "He had a very smirky, cunning, vicious look, like an animal...."
When asked why he decided to kill Oswald: "I don't know. here is a vicious animal - and what the world has lost. I went crazy. I didn't think what could happen to me."
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