Ruby, who had ties to organized crime dating back to his hometown of Chicago, operated night clubs in Dallas in 1963.
Jack Ruby had been found guilty of murder but the Texas Court of Appeals overturned his death sentence & he was awaiting a new trial when he died today of cancer in a Dallas hospital.
Mr. Ruby had expressed concern about his safety while in jail in Dallas. In an interview with Earl Warren, Ruby asked to be taken to Washington, D.C. where he could "tell the truth".
Warren did not approve the move & Ruby never told his complete story. He did, however, say these words in a filmed interview:
"The world will never know the true facts of what occurred--my motives. Unfortunately, the people that had so much to gain....will never let the true facts come above board to the world."