Richard Cain: the JFK shooter in the alleged ‘Oswald sniper’s nest’

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‘The CIA trained Roselli, Giancana, Richard Cain and other gunmen in the art of assassination, which none of them hardly needed.’ – M. Wesley Swearingen, To Kill a President, 2008.

‘Mooney(Sam Giancana) said that both Cain and Nicoletti were actual gunmen for the hit, being placed at opposite ends of the Dallas Book Depository.  In fact, he asserted it was Cain who’d actually fired from the infamous sixth-story window.’ – Sam Giancana & Chuck Giancana, Double Cross, 1992.

‘Later there would be reports of men apparently running away from the Book Depository.  One witness said he noticed a man in his thirties, in a dark jacket, emerge from the “back entrance” of the building and run down the street.’ – Anthony Summers, Conspiracy, 1980.

‘Sam Giancana had done something to him so foul he had lost all respect for Sam and wanted to bring down the whole organization.’– Michael J. Cain, The Tangled Web, 2007.

‘If anything happens to me, listen to this tape.  It’s worth a lot of money to you.’ – Richard Cain to his girlfriend, Marlene Kennedy, in 1973, Michael J. Cain, The Tangled Web, 2007.

‘Richard Cain let it slip in a bar in the hearing of outsiders that he and his chief had had something to do with an international conspiracy and a political murder on an assignment from the CIA. Exactly 24 hours later two masked men walked into the same bar, ordered everyone at gunpoint to line up face against the wall, singled out Cain, shoved a gun barrel in his mouth and silenced him for good.’ -Iona Andronov, ‘On the Trail of a President’s Killers, ‘ The New Times, 1977.

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Richard Cain(a/k/a Ricardo Scalzitti) was a master criminal who did not look the part of a master criminal.  His harmless, neighborly looks hid a murderous sociopath underneath.  Cain used his estimated 140+ IQ to infiltrate Organized Crime, the Chicago PD, the FBI and the CIA all for the betterment of Richard Cain and his criminal enterprises which included wiretapping, burglary, bookmaking, bribery and murder.

Sam Giancana’s memoirs were written in Double Cross based upon the conversations the mobster had with his younger brother before his murder in 1975.  Giancana spoke poorly of 99% of the hundreds of people in the book and chronicled their seediness and character deficiencies.  One of the few people the mobster actually admired was the mysterious Richard Cain, however.  Giancana practically gushed about Mr. Cain and his criminal skills.  The multilingual Cain served Giancana personally as the mobster’s ‘international protégé and interpreter’ when Giancana fled to Mexico and conducted international crimes in various locales for several years.  Giancana fingered Cain as one of the JFK shooters in Double Cross, as the actual gunman in the alleged ‘Oswald sniper’s nest’ on the 6th Floor of the Texas School Book Depository.  Giancana also mentioned that Charles Nicoletti was positioned as another JFK shooter on the opposite end of the 6th Floor of the TSBD from Cain.

Richard Cain was a skilled marksman who had been trained with many of the Bay of Pigs mercenaries and Cuban exiles in marksmanship and assassinations.  Despite this training, Cain apparently missed JFK entirely with his first shot which hit Governor John Connally, before hitting JFK in the back of the neck with his second shot.  There is some evidence that Cain’s failure to kill JFK from his vantage point in the ‘Oswald spot’ to make the pre-planned ‘Oswald lone nut’ theory seem plausible may have angered the other conspirators in the plot.  If Cain had hit JFK in the head from behind and killed him instantly as planned, then none of the frontal shooters would have had to fire any rounds at all, and the ‘lone nut’ scenario might be more plausible.

Ultimately, Richard Cain’s life of schemes was cut short by a shotgun blast to the face on December 20, 1973.  He was planning to consolidate his own place in the Chicago organized crime Outfit by assassinating several of his enemies on the same day in Hawaii, at the time, and homicidal blowback came in return.  Cain was murdered during an alleged robbery which was more likely the rubbing out of another conspirator who knew too much on topics which included the JFK assassination.  In the time before Cain was successfully assassinated, Cain survived a drive by shooting attempt. Afterwards, he evidently made a cassette tape confessing many of his deeds and gave it to a woman he was dating at the time, but the tape has never surfaced since his murder.  The ‘Al Neri’ character in The Godfather novels and films is thought to have been based on Richard Cain, just as the ‘Hyman Roth’ character is apparently based on Meyer Lansky.

links below:

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/History/WC_Period/New_Times/1977-1_On_the_trail_I.html

http://www.kenrahn.com/JFK/History/WC_Period/New_Times/1977-1_On_the_trail_I.html

http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKcainR.htm

 

book links below:

http://www.amazon.com/Tangled-Web-Richard-Chicago-Hitman/dp/1602393419/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380231862&sr=1-1&keywords=the+tangled+web%2C+cain

http://www.amazon.com/Double-Cross-Story-Controlled-America/dp/0356208664/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380231899&sr=1-2&keywords=double+cross+giancana

http://www.amazon.com/Kill-President-Finally—-Ex-FBI-secrecy/dp/1419693824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380231934&sr=1-1&keywords=swearingen+to+kill+a+president

http://www.amazon.com/Someone-Would-Talked-Larry-Hancock/dp/097746573X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380232039&sr=1-1&keywords=hancock+someone+would+have+talked

http://www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-Anthony-Summers/dp/0070623929/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381693725&sr=8-1&keywords=conspiracy+anthony+summers