Charles Douglas Givens
Charles Douglas Givens (37 years old in 1963 and 6’3″ tall), had a few issues to deal with on that day of the assassination
- Charles Givens had a record for a narcotics violation. It dated from 1950, but it seems it was plenty to put a lot pressure on him and his testimony and statements.
- He noticed Oswald on the 6th floor at 11:55 AM, which poses a problem since Eddie Piper and Bill Shelley both saw Oswald just before the 12 o’clock mark on the first floor. Shelley stated he saw him near the telephones, after he had come down with the floor laying crew and gone for lunch.
Then Sylvia Meagher published an article in Texas Monthly about Givens’ testimony and in which David Belin was allowed to write a reply. Most telling is the rebuttal to his article: Mr. Belin’s article is the slick irrelevant reply of a lawyer who doesn’t have much of a defense to present.