JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory: Secret Service Agent Kill President? Government Cover Up To Protect Agent George Hickey?

By Staff Writer on July 30, 2013 12:33 PM EDT

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Documentary suggests the JFK assassination was committed by a Secret Service agent. (Photo: Creative Commons)

The JFK assassination is one of the most impactful moments in U.S. history. On November 22, 1963, a presidential motorcade escorted John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and the Governor's wife Nellie by the Dealey Plaza, of Dallas, Texas. Multiple gunshots struck President JFK, Governor John Connally, and bystander James Tague. President JFK was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. CST after resuscitation efforts failed in Parkland Hospital Trauma Room #1. Connally and Tague survived the JFK assassination incident. 

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For the past 50 years, reports claim that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sniper responsible for the JFK assassination. However, a new documentary, "JFK: The Smoking Gun," investigates evidence that suggests that the president was shot from two different directions. More specifically, "JFK: The Smoking Gun" claims that trajectory forensics indicate that the bullet that mortally wounded JFK was fired from the gun of a Secret Service agent, not Oswald.

For years, retired Australian police Detective Colin McLaren extensively researched the evidence and conspiracy theories revolving around the JFK assassination. According to McLaren's findings, which are built upon investigatons formerly conducted by ballistics expert Howard Donahue, the bullet that killed President John F. Kennedy was fired by George Hickey, a Secret Service agent that was travelling in the car behind Kennedy when the assassination occurred.

Further evidence also indicates that the bullet found in the back of JFK's skull was a hollow point round, which does not match the bullets from Lee Harvey Oswald's weapon. 

Is this a conspiracy? Colin McLaren is quick to insist that the JFK assassination is less mysterious than it seems.

"We don't suggest that he was in any way involved in a conspiracy," McLaren said of Hickey.

According to the documentary, chaos took over after Lee Harvey Oswald fired his first shot. Secret Service agent Hickey was readying his AR-15 assault rifle to protect the president when the car came to an abrupt stop, the movement caused Hickey to squeeze his rifle, which fired a bullet into the back of John F Kennedy's head. 

"It was his first time in the follow car, his first time holding the assault weapon he was using," McLaren said at a press event to promote the documentary film on Sunday. "What we're saying is that we believe it was a tragic accident in the heat of that moment."

However, the Daily Mail reports that the documentary also raises a shocking claim -- the government was aware that the Secret Service agent was responsible for the President's death and moved quickly to cover up the evidence in an effort to save the agency from embarrassment. 

Intrigued? Don't miss McLaren's documentary, "JFK: The Smoking Gun," which airs on ReelzChannel on November 3.

"Our documentary is going to be the only one that has opened the case forensically and looked at the evidence from the beginning and examined everything that happened that day in Dealey Plaza," said the documentary's executive director, Michael Prupas.

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