CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony to House Assassinations Committee hearings on Martin Luther King, Junior, killing by medical expert detailed. Upcoming testimony by King's convicted killer reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Details about cause of King's death from rifle bullet and inconclusive findings about direction from which it came by New York City chief med. examiner given; medical examiner, Dr. Michael Baden, noted as speaking for pathologists' committee [BADEN - comments on inability to make definite location of shot's origin.] Attorney Mark Lane's campaign for new trial for confessed killer James Earl Ray outlined. [LANE - is convinced that there was conspiracy in King's death and that evidence points to FBI. Comments on evidence with regard to Ray's guilt.] Lane's chgs. of criminal conduct and breaking of committee rules by spec. cnsl. Robert Blakey and aides in alleged hiring of former FBI agent to spy on Ray's brother, Jerry, stated. Ray's contention that he didn't kill King, but purchased rifle for man named Raoul cited.
REPORTER: Jim McManus
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