FBI: No charges over collectible Jackie letter

July 8, 2011 5:41:44 AM PDT
Prosecutors have asked a judge to decide ownership of a condolence note written by Jacqueline Kennedy to Ethel Kennedy after Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 assassination during his presidential bid. The FBI in Dallas closed the case July 1 with no charges but retained the note. No hearing date has been set on who should get the so-called "Jackie letter."

The FBI in 2009 seized the note from Heritage Auction Galleries, three years after collector Richard Goodkin consigned it for sale. A Kennedy relative told agents that the family never gave away or sold the note.

Goodkin on Thursday told The Dallas Morning News that he hasn't decided whether to continue his ownership claim.

A Kennedy family member didn't immediately comment.

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.

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