Regarding: Did Lee Harvey Oswald murder Dallas Police officer J.D. Tippit on Nov. 22, 1963?
T.F. Bowley (1:10 p.m.), Roger Craig (1:06 p.m.), Helen Markham (1:06 p.m.), Mrs. Donald Higgins (1:06 p.m.), and Ted Callaway (1 p.m.) were all witnesses who testified as to the time they believed Tippit's murder occurred. Oswald was originally charged with Tippit's murder, not President Kennedy's murder.
Investigators and researchers agree on one aspect of this murder. For Oswald to have been able to kill Tippit, the time of the murder could not have been earlier than 1:15 p.m. Oswald was last seen before the murder at his boarding house (0.9 miles from the murder scene) at 1:04 p.m. The Warren Commission concluded Oswald could not have walked the 0.9 miles in less than 12 minutes, and then (you guessed it) estimated the time of the murder to be 1:16 p.m. They discounted the times given by all five of the aforementioned witnesses.
To add insult to injury, the FBI suppressed the statements of Butch Burroughs, the Texas Theatre manager, who testified he sold Oswald popcorn at 1:15 p.m. at the theater (0.6 miles from the murder scene). This time was confirmed by theater patron (Evangelist) Jack Davis. Oswald sat next to Davis after purchasing the popcorn.
Having ignored this rock-solid alibi, the Warren Commission then ignored the fact that Tippit's murderer used an automatic handgun. Oswald was carrying a revolver when he was arrested.