ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Memphis: Mike von Fremd) Moves by the family of Dr. Martin Luther King to get a new trial for convicted assassin James Earl Ray, who is now dying, featured. [In Memphis court, widow Coretta Scott KING, Ray's attorney William PEPPER, ballistics expert Marshal ROBINSON, FBI's James CADIGAN - address the court about legal issues.] [Ray's brother Jerry RAY - describes Ray's health problems.] The evidence against Ray in the assassination case and the possibility that new technology could determine if Ray's rifle was the King murder weapon reviewed.
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