Interview with Bill Newman Eyewitness to JFK Assassination

Today at about 12:45 pm I was standing in a group of people on Elm Street near the west end of the concrete standard when the President’s car turned left off Houston Street onto Elm Street.

We were standing at the edge of the curb looking at the car as it was coming toward us and all of a sudden there was a noise, apparently gunshot.

The President jumped up in his seat, and it looked like what I thought was a firecracker had went off and I thought he had realized it. It was just like an explosion and he was standing up.

By this time he was directly in front of us and I was looking directly at him when he was hit in the side of the head.

Then he fell back and Governor Connally was holding his middle section. Then we fell down on the grass as it seemed we were in direct path of fire.

It looked like Mrs. Kennedy jumped on top of the President. He kinda fell back and it looked like she was holding him.

Then the car sped away and everybody in that area had run upon top of that little mound.

I thought the shot had come from the garden (grassy knoll) directly behind me, that it was on an elevation from where I was as I was right on the curb. I do not recall looking toward the Texas School Book Depository. I looked back in the vacinity of the garden.

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