Albert Jenner: What kind of a boy was Lee Harvey Oswald?
Charles Murret: Well, I'll tell you; I didn't take that much interest in him. I couldn't tell you anything about that, because I didn't pay attention to all that. I do think he was a loud kid, you know what I mean; he was always raising his voice when he wanted something from his mother, I know that, but I think a lot of times he was just the opposite. He liked to read, and he stuck by himself pretty much in the apartment the way I understand it...
Albert Jenner: When was the next time that you saw either of them?
Charles Murret: Well, the next time was when he came to New Orleans, and stayed at our house. That was just a year ago in May, I think. I don't remember what month, but it was about that.
Albert Jenner: About a year ago or in that neighborhood?
Charles Murret: Yes. That's when Lee came to town, and wanted to look for an apartment, and said he was going to get a job, and that he would like to stay with us until he found something.
Albert Jenner: All right; now, tell us about that.
Charles Murret: Well, when I walked in the house, he was standing in the kitchen.
Albert Jenner: That was after you came home from work?
Charles Murret: That's right.
Albert Jenner: You were surprised to see him?
Charles Murret: Yes; that's right. I was surprised all right.
Albert Jenner: All right. What happened then?
Charles Murret: My wife said, "Do you recognize who this is?" and I said, "Yes," and I said, "It looks like he has grown up or something." Of course, he looked older, but he hadn't changed too much in appearance, I don't think.
Albert Jenner: What was your impression of Lee then, after he had appeared at your house after all those years?
Charles Murret: Well, I don't know, but I just couldn't warm up to him, but he said he wanted to find a job and get an apartment and then send for his wife in Texas, so I wasn't going to stand in his way....
Albert Jenner: Did you ever have a discussion with him as to why he left Russia?
Charles Murret: No.
Albert Jenner: Did you ever have any discussion with him as to his political views in connection with Russia, as to what he thought of Russia?
Charles Murret: No, I didn't. To tell you the truth, after he defected to Russia and went there to live and everything, I just let it go out the window. I figured, "What's the use? and then after he came back here and got into this radio thing about Castro, and communism, and these leaflets and all, I didn't worry myself any more about him. My main concern was keeping peace in the family and seeing that he didn't disrupt anything around there.
Albert Jenner: In other words, you sort of gave up on him?
Charles Murret: I sure did, but now, Marina, I asked her how she liked America, and her face broke out in a big smile, like a fresh bloom, and she said, "I like America."