Deaths of Dealey Plaza JFK Witnesses: A Probability Analysis

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Richard Charnin
Oct. 30, 2017

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The 1977 House Select Committee on Assassination (HSCA) claimed that the London Sunday Times actuary’s probability calculation of 18 material witnesses deaths (13 unnatural) in the three years following the assassination (1 in 100,000 trillion) was invalid. The HSCA claimed that it was impossible to calculate the probability because the witness universe was unknown. This canard was essential to the cover-up. No one did the math until I confirmed the actuary’s calculation in 2003

But there were many definable witness groups. Consider the 24 unnatural deaths of the 692 estimated Dealey Plaza witnesses. The probability of 24 unnatural deaths during the period 1963-1978 is 

P= poisson(24, 2.56, false) = 8.08E-16= 1 in 1200 trillion.

Sixteen Dealey Plaza witnesses testified at the Warren Commission, 3 were sought to testify at the Garrison trial, 3 at the Church Senate hearings and 3 at the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA).

JFK witness unnatural death probabilities have been posted for the following groups: Warren Commission, London Times actuary, Garrison/ Shaw trial, Church Senate Hearings, HSCA, Simkin Educational Forum, JFK-related 1400+ witness “Who’s Who in the JFK Assassination”.

At least 20 Dealey Plaza witnesses were called to testify at W= Warren Commission, G=Garrison Trial, C= Church investigation, H= HSCA

Died yymm Witness W, G C, H Category
1 7402 J.A. Milteer C MINUTEMEN
2 7608 Johnny Roselli CH MAFIA
3 7805 David Morales H CIA ANTI-CASTRO
4 7703 Charles Nicoletti H MAFIA
5 6512 William Whaley W WITNESS TSBD
6 6608 Lee Bowers W WITNESS
7 6611 James Worrell W WITNESS TSBD
8 7502 Ira (Jack) Beers W MEDIA
9 7901 Billy Lovelady W WITNESS TSBD
10 7008 Bill Decker W POLICE
11 7501 Allen Sweatt W POLICE
12 6606 Frank Martin W POLICE
13 6701 Jack Ruby W MAFIA POLICE LHO
14 7109 Cliff Carter W LBJ
15 8403 Roy Kellerman W Secret Service
16 7707 Ken O’Donnell WC JFK
17 6901 Buddy Walthers WG POLICE
18 7509 Earl Cabell WG CIA
19 7505 Roger Craig WG POLICE
20 7801 Clint “Lummie” Lewis WH POLICE
21 7101 Mac Wallace  TSBD Shooter
22 7109 Roscoe White Shooter
23 7309 Thomas E. Davis RUBY CIA
24 6901 Charles Mentesana WITNESS TSBD
25 7604 James Chaney POLICE
26 6311 Lee Harvey Oswald RUBY FBI CIA
27 6311 J.D. Tippit RUBY POLICE
28 7001 Merriman Smith MEDIA

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Posted by on October 30, 2017 in JFK, Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Deaths of Dealey Plaza JFK Witnesses: A Probability Analysis

  1. Judith L. Osterman

    October 30, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Richard, could you, possibly, do a probability analysis of the chances that Stephen Paddock gained his $millions from video poker?

    • Richard Charnin

      October 31, 2017 at 10:08 am

      That’s too hard.But I will say that I doubt it.

  2. thedigitalbridgesblog

    November 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    The JFK files were so hyped before they were released. Your research writing is really clever and well thought-out. Your detail behind the articles are really appreciated.


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