Richard Case Nagell

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Richard Case Nagell (August 5, 1930 – November 1, 1995) is a former United States military officer who, according to Dick Russell's biography of him, claimed to have had foreknowledge of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.[1] According to Russell, Nagell also claimed to have gotten himself arrested in a bank shooting weeks before the assassination to avoid becoming a patsy.[2] Nagell met with New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who at the time was investigating Clay Shaw's possible complicity in the assassination.[3]

Nagell died from heart disease on November 1, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, one day after the Assassination Records Review Board had sent him a letter for information.[1][4] He was 65 years old at the time of his death.[4]


  1. ^ a b Assassination Records Review Board (September 30, 1998). "Chapter 7: Pursuit of Records and Information from Non-Federal Sources" (PDF). Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board (pdf). Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. pp. 133–134. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "The Man Who Knew Too Much: Hired to Kill Oswald and Prevent the Assassination of JFK: Richard Case Nagell". Publishers Weekly. November 30, 1992. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Garrison, Jim. On the Trail of the Assassins. New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1988. ISBN 0-446-36277-8
  4. ^ a b "Passages". The Seattle Times. 1995-11-12. Retrieved 2008-10-23.

Further reading[edit]

  • Russell, Dick (1992). The Man Who Knew Too Much. Carrol & Graf. ISBN 978-0-7867-1242-7.
  • Richard Case Nagell, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 392 F.2d 934 (5th Cir. 1968).

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