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Monday 19 August 2019

Texas woman seeks return of film showing JFK assassination

The film shows the shooting of President Kennedy
The film shows the shooting of President Kennedy

A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit asking a federal agency to return a film shot by her grandfather that shows a portion of the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy.

Gayle Nix Jackson is seeking 10 million US dollars (£6.6m) in compensation for the film shot by Orville Nix on November 22, 1963.

Mr Nix gave the film to the UPI news agency with the understanding that after 25 years it would be returned. However, it was obtained by the Warren Commission and another federal panel that investigated the shooting.

Ms Jackson believes it is in the possession of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza says a film shot by Abraham Zapruder has greater historical value because it shows all of the shooting.

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