LOS ANGELES (CBS2) — Nearly 50 years have passed since President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. A 10-month investigation concluded Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman.

Now, one woman has come forward to speak to CBS2’s Suzie Suh about why she believes Oswald was framed.

At the time of the shooting, Judyth Vary Baker was Oswald’s former mistress. Both were married to other people at the time.

“He loved me and I loved him,” Vary Baker said.

In 1963, Vary Baker said they met in New Orleans when she was 19 years old.

“We had so much in common. I had learned how to speak Russian. I played chess,” she said.

Vary Baker called Oswald’s marriage one of convenience and hers troubled from the start. In less than a year, she said an affair blossomed into a promise.

“He said, ‘Not only will I ask you to marry me, but I’m gonna ask you a hundred times.’ I finally said, ‘Yes,’” Vary Baker said.

Shortly after, the two were allegedly separated for work assignments; Vary Baker was working as a research scientist and Oswald was working for the CIA, and sent on an assignment to Dallas, Texas.

“We talked about 37.5 hours before the assassination,” Vary Baker said.

According to Vary Baker, Oswald said, “I’m the walking dead but I have to go through with this…It’s alright. I might be able to save the president.”

She believes Oswald was framed.

“All I could think was Lee tried to save him,” Vary Baker said.

Two days after Kennedy’s assassination, Oswald was fatally shot.

“I wanted to die, when I saw him shot down,” Vary Baker said.

Nearly half a century later, Vary Baker has released a book about their alleged love story, “Me and Lee.”

She said her book holds pages of proof of Oswald’s innocence and that she knew the notorious figure and loved him.

In an alleged love letter to Oswald, Vary Baker wrote, “I love you forever. Kisses and love always. Judy.”


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