Kerry Thornley writes Sylvia Meagher
Updated: Oct 9, 2021
Sylvia Meagher was a supporter of Kerry Thornley - the Marine buddy of Lee Harvey Oswald - and she even donated money for his defense. Thornley had lived in New Orleans for most of September 1963 and overlapped with Oswald for about three weeks. Garrison had a scheme to involve Thornley in implicating another Marine - it all fell apart - and Garrison then charged Thornley with perjury for denying he met Oswald in New Orleans that September.
I have a chapter on Thornley in my book, On The Trail of Delusion - Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser, and it's quite the story.
I am posting one of Thornley's letters to Meagher and her reply because it gives a good overview of their thinking about Garrison and his case, and it provides some details, and some color, that you won't find elsewhere.
Here is Sylvia Meagher's reply.