Jack Ruby began his testimony to the Warren Commissioners by pleading with them to give him a lie detector test, and as if that wasn't enough, he said he was willing to take truth serum or be sedated with some drug if it would help establish that he was telling the truth. And then he went on to explain why he didn't go to "the parade." He said he disliked crowds. And he said that he was preoccupied with his business, making it successful, because he owed the government quite a bit of money. Then, he gave a detailed description of what he did at the Morning News Office and the people that he talked to and pretty much everything that was said.
Ruby was not well in his mind. He was flighty. He would go off on tangents. And he provided details about things in his life that not even the Warren Commissioners could have been interested in, but they let him talk.
I'm sure you've met people who lack the maturity to realize that other people don't have the interest in them that they have in themselves, and thus, they provide way too much detail about themselves to others. And that's what Ruby did. He had verbal diarrhea; he just didn't know it. Here is example: he gets to the point in his narrative in which he mentions someone he knows and likes in Dallas, and he says to Earl Warren:
Jack Ruby: There is a fellow in town that has been very good to me named Gordon McLendon. Do you know him, Mr. Warren?
Chief Justice WARREN. I think I do not.
Why would Jack Ruby have any expectation that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who didn't live in Dallas, knew his acquaintance Gordon McLendon? It's wacky. It's zany. Really, Ruby was out of touch.
See for yourself. Read it, or at least browse through it.
And, you can tell that the Warren Commissioners were just coddling him as they would a child or a retarded person. Talk about going soft and gentle. I think they pitied him. And the idea that months later, a Dallas jury would convict him to death? Death? This verbose, childlike guy who never evinces the slightest twinge of malice? They were actually going to put him to death? It's unbelievable. I'll bet you Earl Warren was shocked with that death sentence, and I'm sure he didn't agree with it. But, as I read it, I don't think Ruby was lying. Remember, he was accepting responsibility. He wasn't denying shooting Oswald. He accepted it because others whom he trusted (the Dallas Police, his heroes) told him he did it. He was ready and willing to accept the consequences of having done it. So, why would he lie?
And then, get this: he gives the Warren Commissioners a detailed account of what he did on Friday from morning until midnight, and he said nothing about going to the Dallas Police Department in the afternoon. He spoke of talking to his sister Eva on the phone and then going to the deli to buy food to bring to her apartment, and that would have been the time that he was supposed to be at the PD "stalking": Oswald. But, his testimony proves that Ruby never went there on Friday afternoon, and the Ruby sightings from that event are false. That guy wasn't Ruby. But, he was a Ruby double, and the very fact that they had one is disturbing.