Thursday, June 08, 2006

Who killed Martin Luther King?

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1968 Dr Martin Luther King Jr's alleged killer, James Earl Ray (1928 - 1998), was found in London.

Ray recanted his confession within three days after his conviction for the April 4, 1968 assassination, claiming that a person with the alias 'Raoul' was involved, as was his brother Johnny, but not himself. He spent the remainder of his life attempting (unsuccessfully) to withdraw his guilty plea, presenting his case for a conspiracy in the book, Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr? (foreword by Rev. Jesse Jackson). It was Ray's contention that he had been a patsy, set up by 'Raoul' and others to purchase a rifle, believing he was actually taking part in a gun-running crime. He also contended that his lawyer, Percy Foreman, had inveigled him into a guilty plea in order to profit from a multi-thousand-dollar deal Foreman had done with a journalist ...

In 1997 Martin Luther King's son Dexter King met with Ray, and publicly supported Ray's efforts to obtain a retrial ...

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