Ex-girlfriend of JFK's assassin insists boyfriend 'wasn't former US President's killer'

London, Nov 17 (ANI): The former girlfriend of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who is widely accepted as President John F. Kennedy's killer, has argued that her ex-boyfriend could not have murdered the 35th President of the United States.

"Lee Oswald was a hero," Judyth Vary Baker said a new explosive memoir, according to KVAL News.

"I'm here to tell you that when you find out who did it, you will understand more about who took over our country and why we are in the position we are in today," she added.

The author, who lives abroad due to what she claims are safety concerns, is going on a limited tour this month and onto December to promote her book 'Me and Lee: How I Came To Know, Love, And Lose Lee Harvey Oswald.'

According to the Daily Mail, Baker said that she met Oswald in 1963 during her internship under Dr Alton Ochsner, the former president of the American Cancer Society and they became involved.

Oswald, she explained, was also part of the Ochsner project.

According to her book, the cancer research helmed by Dr Ochsner was tied to efforts to bring down Cuba's then-president Fidel Castro through biological means, injecting the guerrilla leader with a fast-spreading cancer and making it nearly impossible to trace back to the U.S.

Oswald also told Baker of the Kennedy assassination plot from conversations they had up to two days before November 23, 1963.

According to the paper, in her 600-page book, Baker argues that her then-boyfriend was a deeply undercover intelligence agent, who was actually trying to prevent Kennedy from being killed.

She said that Oswald was framed for the murder, which she said he could not have committed from his sniper post at the Texas Book Depository. (ANI)