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“I May Not Get There With You”: The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Part Two)

Fifty years ago on April 4th 1968 the renowned Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King was shot and fatally wounded whilst standing on a balcony outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The man who fired the bullet- James Earl Ray- fled to Canada before moving on to Portugal… and then London, where he was finally apprehended at Heathrow Airport.

James Earl Ray’s passport photo- in which he’s disguised as a businessman- which was presented at Heathrow Airport in 1968

The full story of James Earl Ray’s time as a fugitive in London- which involved numerous locations and two bungled robberies- can be read in full on my second site, ‘The Crime Compendium‘.

Please click here to read The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King (Part Two)