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James Earl Ray / Prison Break #252531

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 13, 1977
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(Studio) Convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Junior, James Earl Ray, caught after escaping prison on Friday
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Brushy Mtn. Prison, Petros, Tennessee) Film of last night's capture shown. Ray in confinement following capture. Details of capture given. Two bloodhounds responsible for finding Ray. [OFFICIAL - dispels conspiracy theory.] 6th of 7 escaped prisoners captured hrs. after Ray. Donald Caylor found 20 mile away in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 7th escapee Douglas Shelton still free; officials sure he'll be captured. [Warden, Stonney LANE - says terrain outside prison treacherous. Scaling prison wall can be accomplished; scaling surrounding wall of mount harder.] Authorities hurrying to beef up security at Brushy Mtn. prison.

(Studio) Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton requests federal government take over Ray's custody. Prison officials have 3 days to file criminal charges against prison escapees.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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