The Clay Shaw trial testimony of Mrs. Bobbie Dedon



MRS. BOBBIE DEDON, a witness called by and on behalf of the State, having been first duly sworn, was examined and testified as follows:

Q: Please state your name for the record.

A: Mrs. Bobbie Dedon.

Q: Mrs. Dedon, where do you live?

A: Baton Rouge.

Q: And how long have you lived in Baton Rouge?

A: About a year now.

Q: And what is your occupation?

A: Doctor's assistant.

Q: And how long have you been a doctor's assistant?

A: A year and about four months.

Q: Where were you employed in the summer of 1963?

A: East Louisiana State Hospital.

Q: And where is that?

A: Jackson.

Q: And in what capacity were you employed at the East Louisiana State Hospital?

A: At the clinic as a receptionist.

Q: In relationship to your duties as a receptionist, in regards to where the personnel office was, did you ever have occasion to talk to anyone?

A: Yes.

Q: In that relationship I call your attention to late August or early September, 1963, and I ask you if anyone asked you for instructions --

A: Yes.

Q: -- how to get to the personnel office.

A: Yes.

Q: (Exhibiting photograph to witness) I show you a picture that the State has marked "S-1" for purposes of identification, and I ask you if you have ever seen the person in this picture.

A: Yes.

Q: Where did you see this person?

A: At my desk at the clinic.

Q: Can you approximately remember about what time it was?

A: September, early part of September.

Q: Do you know who this person is?

A: It is Lee Harvey Oswald.

Q: Can you remember what you talked to Lee Harvey Oswald about?

A: He wanted to know where he could go to put in an application.

MR. DYMOND: Your Honor, we object to any conversation.

THE COURT: Objection sustained.

BY MR. SCIAMBRA: Just tell us what you told Oswald.

A: I just told him directions to go to the center building which is the administration building.

Q: What was in the administration building at the time?

A: The main offices.

Q: Where would a person go to apply for a job?

A: At the administration building.

Q: Can you remember about what time of day this was?

A: It was around lunch, because I was getting ready to go to lunch.

Q: About how long did you talk to Oswald in relationship to where the personnel office was?

A: Just a few minutes.

Q: What did he do after you talked to him?

A: Just left.

Q: Was that the last time you saw him that day?

A: Yes, it was.

Q: Did you see a picture of Lee Harvey Oswald in the newspaper after the assassination of President Kennedy?

A: Yes.

Q: Did you recognize him?

A: No; I knew he looked familiar.

Q: You didn't recognize him from any particular place though?

A: No.

Q: Can you remember the first law enforcement officer that you talked to in relation to this?

A: Yes, Lieutenant Fruge.

Q: Who was that?

A: Lieutenant Fruge.

Q: Louisiana State Police?

A: Yes.

Q: Did he show you any photographs?

A: Yes, he showed me a lot of photographs?

Q: Did you identify any photographs?

A: I identified Lee Harvey Oswald.

Q: You identified Lee Harvey Oswald's photograph?

A: Yes.

Q: Did you recognize the photograph at that time?

A: Yes.

Q: And where did you recognize it from?

A: From me talking to him.

Q: Were you ever questioned by the FBI in regards to this?

A: No.

MR. SCIAMBRA: I tender the witness.

Q: Mrs. Dedon, you said you have talked with Lee Harvey Oswald for only a few minutes at your desk?

A: Yes.

Q: How many minutes would you say that was?

A: Long enough to give his directions to go around the building and to the front.

Q: Would you say three or four minutes?

A: Four or five minutes.

Q: I see, Do you recall how he was dressed that day?

A: No, I don't.

Q: Do you recall his general appearance, that is, whether he was neat looking or sloppy looking or generally how he looked?

A: No.

Q: Did he impress you as a neat individual or as a disheveled individual?

A: I didn't really -- I didn't pay that much attention to him.

Q: Did he have a beard on?

A: I don't remember.

Q: You don't remember whether he had a beard?

A: Right.

Q: You don't?

A: No.

MR. DYMOND: That is all.

THE COURT: Do you have any further need of Mrs. Dedon?

MR. SCIAMBRA: No further questions, Your Honor.

THE COURT: If not, you are excused from the subpoena.

Call your next witness.



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