Killer- Justice is served! James Earl Ray on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King: convicted on March 10, 1969, after entering a guilty plea to forgo a jury trial. Had he been found guilty by jury trial, he would have been eligible for the death penalty. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He later recanted his confession and tried unsuccessfully to gain a new trial. He died in prison
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Belafonte stand behind Coretta Scott King as she speaks at the ‘Stars for Freedom’ rally on the last night of the historic Selma to Montgomery march in support of voter rights in Montgomery, Alabama on March 24, 1965. Photo: Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images.
Here's an interesting ELVIS PRESLEY fact: On this day in 1968, Elvis’s heartfelt reaction to the assassination of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired "68' Comeback Special" producer Steve Binder to ask songwriter Earl Brown to compose a song about Elvis’s feelings which resulted in the famous song “If I Can Dream.” 06/06/2013 <3