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DNA Test Urged to See if Lincoln’s Assassin Escaped Death

Posted by admin on Jan 5, 2011

Descendants of Abraham Lincoln’s assassin are pushing for a DNA test finally to resolve whether John Wilkes Booth escaped his well-recorded shooting death and lived for 40 years in Texas and Oklahoma.

Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathiser, shot the 16th President of the United States in the back of the head during a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC.

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