Judge Orders Funeral Home That Sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s Pine Casket for $87,468 Must Return It To Presidential JFK Assassin’s Brother, Robert Oswald
IMAGINE SEEING THIS FOR SALE ON EBAY OR CRAIG’S LIST …
Tarrant County, TX Judge Don Cosby ruled Friday that the funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the presidential assassin’s brother. Judge Cosby wrote that Robert Oswald bought his brother’s (Lee Harvey Oswald) pine box for $300 on November 24, 1963, and it remains to this day “the personal property of Robert.” In December 2010, a Los Angeles auction house sold the casket to an unidentified buyer for $87,468. Judge Don Cosby stated the actions of the funeral home’s conduct was “wrongful, wanton and malicious.”
CREEPY, JUST CREEPY.
Judge orders Lee Harvey Oswald’s casket returned to assassin’s brother
In 1981, Lee Harvey Oswald’s body was exhumed (VIDEO) amid conspiracy theories that the grave did not contain Lee Harvey Oswald’s body. What a shock, something surrounding the assignation of President John F. Kennedy was mired in conspiracy. The remains were examined and determined to be that of Oswald after dental records were confirmed. When Lee Harvey Oswald was reburied, it was not done so with the original pine box as it was too damaged. It was thought by the family that the original casket was thrown away. However, that was not the case. As it turns out the funeral home, Baumgardner Funeral Home, kept it and eventually sold it at auction, along with Lee Harvey Oswald’s death certificate and the embalming tools and table used in his burial, to an anonymous buyer. How creepy. Robert Oswald sued Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs & Memorabilia, Inc., and Baumgardner Funeral Home over the sale of the casket, as well as other grim items tied to his brother’s death. During the trial, the funeral home’s attorney actually tried to argue that the coffin was “a gift” from Robert to Lee.
The Funeral Of Lee Harvey Oswald
A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin’s brother, a judge ruled Friday.
Robert Oswald had bought the pine bluff casket for his brother, whose body was exhumed in 1981 amid conspiracy theories that it did not contain Lee Harvey Oswald’s body. After a Dallas hospital confirmed the body through dental records, it was reburied, but not in the original casket, which was too water-damaged.
Oswald’s family says it thought the original casket had been thrown away, but the funeral home actually kept it in storage before selling it at auction — along with Lee Harvey Oswald’s death certificate and the embalming tools and table used in his burial — to an anonymous buyer.
Oswald’s brother, Robert, sued Baumgardner Funeral Home after it sold the coffin through an auction house in Santa Monica, California. The auction house still has the coffin, because the lawsuit had put the sale of the coffin on hold. The sale was never completed, the judgment says.
In addition to returning the casket to Robert Oswald, the funeral home must pay him $87,468 in damages, state District Judge Don Cosby ruled, saying its conduct was “wrongful, wanton and malicious.”
It also must pay the auction house more than $10,000 in storage fees.
The funeral home also must cover the expense of transporting the coffin from California to Texas, where the family plans to destroy it, according to Oswald’s attorney, Gant Grimes.