Nation: I Did Not Shoot King

Ray gets his hearing, but a committee turns critical

For a decade, James Earl Ray has claimed that new evidence would nullify his own confession and prove his innocence of the murder of Martin Luther King—if only he could present it at a trial. For more than a year, staff members of the House Select Committee on Assassinations have hinted that they were developing evidence of a conspiracy to murder King. But when the imprisoned killer and the committee finally faced each other in a dramatic televised public hearing last week, Ray stood convicted as convincingly as ever of being the lone...

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