| Bill Hunter |
(journalist, JFK/Assassination/Premature death)
|Born||William Bradley Hunter|
November 2, 1928
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
|Died||1964-04-23 (Age 35)|
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Cause of death
A reported who investigated the JFK assassination. Shot dead by a policeman, reportedly accidentally.
On 23rd April 1964, Hunter was shot dead by Creighton Wiggins, a policeman in the pressroom of a Long Beach police station. Wiggins initially claimed that his gun fired when he dropped it and tried to pick it up. In court this was discovered that this was impossible and it was decided that Hunter had been murdered. Wiggins finally admitted he was playing a game of quick draw with his fellow officer. The other officer, Errol F. Greenleaf, testified he had his back turned when the shooting took place. In January 1965, both were convicted and sentenced to three years probation."
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