Pathologist Cyril Wecht, Advocate for JFK Assassination Conspiracy, Dies at 93

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Dr. Cyril Wecht, a renowned pathologist and attorney known for his controversial views on high-profile deaths, including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, passed away at the age of 93.

Wecht’s journey to notoriety began in 1964 while working as an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County and a pathologist in a Pittsburgh hospital. It was during this time that he was asked to review the Warren Commission’s report on Kennedy’s assassination, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing.

Challenging the Commission’s findings, Wecht dedicated his career to proving that there was more than one shooter involved in Kennedy’s death. His extensive research, which included analyzing autopsy documents and examining amateur footage of the assassination, led him to conclude that the single-bullet theory was “absolute nonsense.” His expertise on the case even made its way into the film JFK by Oliver Stone.

Wecht’s relentless pursuit of the truth made him a prominent figure in the debate surrounding Kennedy’s assassination. His verbal clashes with Senator Arlen Specter, who served on the Warren Commission, further solidified his reputation as a leading voice challenging the official narrative. Despite their differences, Wecht and Specter eventually developed a unique bond.

Beyond his work on the Kennedy assassination, Wecht’s outspokenness and expertise earned him a leading role in numerous high-profile cases, ranging from Elvis Presley’s to JonBenet Ramsey’s. His legacy as a forensic pathologist and his dedication to seeking justice in controversial cases will long be remembered in the field.

Dr. Cyril Wecht leaves behind a lasting impact on the world of forensic science and legal advocacy, with his contributions continuing to shape the way we understand and approach complex cases.