Kerry Thornley writes Sylvia Meagher
Updated: May 29
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.
You can read David Lifton's account of the Kerry Thornley story here.