Texas judge to decide who owns JFK 'Sniper's Perch'

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Washington, Feb.25 (ANI): A court in Dallas, Texas, is to decide who owns the historic window from which historians say Lee Harvey Oswald took aim at President John F. Kennedy and killed him on November 22, 1963.

Two men are offering two different windows for sale on Ebay, each claiming theirs is genuine.

Parris Mayhew claims his dad removed it in 1971, when he was the owner of the old Texas Schoolbook Depository.

"He took it out of the building to protect it 'cause a lot of the tourists were chipping off pieces here and there," explained Mayhew.

In another story of father and son, Caruth Byrd claims his dad removed the window when he owned the building years earlier. Byrd said the 'sniper's perch' and other items are very important to him. "Because dad gave me the window, and then the stuff with the assassination."

Byrd sued Mayhew when he put his window up for auction two years ago. Byrd said he couldn't get a high enough price because of Mayhew's competing claim.

Mayhew has hired an attorney and successfully argued he needs another month to prepare an adequate case.

In the meantime, the finger pointing continues. he case goes before State District Judge Gena Slaughter on March 16th. (ANI)

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