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DIVIDING LINE: THE MYSTERIES OF JAMES EARL RAY

What does James Earl Ray really know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.? The question arises with new urgency because Ray, 68--who pleaded guilty...

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...

Nation: Ray's New Ally

Jesse Jackson wants a retrial Pressure has mounted for years from black leaders who want a new trial for James Earl Ray, the petty gunman and thief serving a...

INVESTIGATIONS: The King Assassination

The King Assassination Revisited Coretta King marched through the streets of Atlanta last week, honoring the 47th birthday of her slain husband by leading a...

The Nation: THE QUESTION OF CONSPIRACY

James Earl Ray, the bungling petty gunman and burglar whose life of crime has been mostly one fizzle after another, was back where he had always longed to be:...

The Ray Case: Request for a Reprise

What are cannons, or bombs, or clash ing of swords? For death is more certain by witnesses' words. —John Gay (1685-1732) The answer that Gay advocated in The...

Nation: RAY'S ODD ODYSSEY

AS a thief, James Earl Ray's specialty was botching his getaway. After heisting $190 from a St. Louis supermarket in 1959, Ray left tracks that the most...

They Have a Scheme

Somewhere in hell, James Earl Ray must be laughing his fool head off. The U.S. Department of Justice is completing its review of the "new evidence" that Martin...

James Earl Ray, Cause Celebre?

Bill Clinton must really have it in for Janet Reno. Why else would the President saddle the Attorney General with the thankless task of reviewing "new evidence"...

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