Richard Randolph Carr was in Dallas on November the 22nd, 1963. He was in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 pm attempting to locate the construction foreman of
the new Dallas courthouse, which was being built at the time, in hope of securing work on the construction project.
Located at the southwest corner of Houston Street and Commerce Street, the new courthouse was being built directly south of the Texas School Book
Depository, across Elm Street, Main Street, and Commerce Street.
From a January 4, 1964 FBI Report (found in Warren Commission Document 329, page 29):
Carr advised he made inquiry with one of the employees and they informed him the foreman was on the ninth floor, at which time he, Carr, started
walking up the steel stairway of the building under construction and when he reached approximately the sixth floor, he looked toward the Texas School
Book Depository building and observed an individual described as white male, wearing a hat, a tan sportcoat, and wearing glasses
, looking out
of the top floor window. A few minutes later, he heard sounds which he believed to be backfire of an automobile and shortly thereafter heard a second
sound, and looking toward the triple underpass, he saw several individuals falling to the ground. Carr advised he did not look at the TSBD again and
immediately proceeded down the staircase with intentions of going over to the triple underpass to see what had happened. Upon reaching the ground,
Carr advised he proceeded to the Houston Avenue and Commerce Street intersection, at which time he observed an individual who he believed to be the
person he saw earlier on the top floor of the TSBD building.
From Carr's testimony at the Trial of Clay Shaw:
Q: What did the man in the window look like?
A: He had on a hat, a felt hat, a light hat, he had on heavy-rimmed glasses, dark, the glasses were heavy-rimmed, and heavy ear pieces on his glasses.
Q: Go ahead.
A: He had on a tie, he had on a light shirt, a tan sport coat.
Q: Now, after the shots, did you notice any movement of any kind --
A: Yes, I did.
Q: -- as unusual, that was unusual?
A: Yes, I did.
Q: Would you tell us what you observed.
A: Should I point it out, sir?
A: At this point right here, at this School Book Depository there was a Rambler Station Wagon there with a rack on the back, built on the top of this.
Q: Which way was the station wagon facing?
A: It was parked on the wrong side of the street, next to the School Book Depository heading north.
Q: North being the top of the photomap, north is the top as you have indicated?
A: North is the top, and it was headed in this direction towards the railroad tracks, and immediately after the shooting there was three men that
emerged from behind the School Book Depository, there was a Latin, I can't say whether he was Spanish, Cuban, but he was real dark-complected, stepped
out and opened the door, there was two men entered that station wagon, and the Latin drove it north on Houston. The car was in motion before the rear
door was closed, and this one man got in the front, and then he slid in from the -- from the driver's side over, and the Latin got back and they
proceeded north and it was moving before the rear door was closed, and the other man that I described to you being in this window which would have
been one, two, the third window over here came across the street, he came down, coming towards the construction site on Houston Street, to Commerce,
in a very big hurry, he came to Commerce Street and he turned toward town on Commerce Street and every once in a while he would look over his shoulder
as if he was being followed.
Q: Now, Mr. Carr, did you have occasion to give this information to any law enforcement agencies?
A: Yes, I did.
Q: Did anyone tell you not to say anything about this?
Q: As the result of the conversations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, what did you do?
A: I done as I was instructed, I shut my mouth.
Q: Were you called to testify before the Warren Commission?
A: No, sir.
And this from Jim Marrs' Crossfire:
The FBI came to my house – there were two of them – and they said they heard I witnessed the assassination and I said I did. They told me, “If
you didn’t see Lee Harvey Oswald up in the School Book Depository with a rifle, you didn’t witness it.” I said, “Well, this man I saw on
television that they tell me is Lee Harvey Oswald was not in the window of the School Book Depository. That’s not the man.” And [one of the
agents] said I better keep my mouth shut. He did not ask me what I saw, he told me what I saw.
Unless Carr is lying, it is clear the man he saw in the alleged sniper's nest of the Texas School Book Depository was not Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald
did not bring a hat to work that day, was not wearing a tie, and certainly would not have been wearing eye-glasses. Carr's statement regarding the
Nash Rambler is incredible, because it gives us a 2nd witness to the vehicle Police Officer Roger Craig claimed he saw Oswald get into. The attempted
witness intimidation is also documented in the Clay Shaw trial. Carr's statement was made under oath. What reason could he possibly have for risking a
perjury charge if his statement was false?
edit: Carr was never asked to speak before the Warren Commission.
edit on 12-9-2011 by BoltonWanderer because: (no reason given)