CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1978
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(Studio) James Earl Ray's final day of testimony to House Assassinations Committee noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Testimony against Ray by former London police inspector Alexander Eist, who guarded Ray after his capture near London in 1968 and who now runs pub in Cambridge, England, reported; Representative Samuel Devine's reading of testimony in which Eist claims Ray confessed to King murder while under his guard stated. Ray's continued claims that he was duped in murder by mystery man Raoul noted. [DEVINE - reads Eist's testimony. Notes committee has just received information and hasn't yet accepted it as totally true or credible.] [RAY - responds to testimony.] [Ray attorney Mark LANE - states information about Eist's alleged unreliability as learned via telephone call from British attorney Mentions Scotland Yard investigation of Eist.] Other parts of Eist's testimony and committee action detailed. Eist's report of conversation to FBI office in London prior to giving testimony to committee cited.
REPORTER: Jim McManus
(Studio) Interview with Eist in London, by reporter Mike Lee, shown. [EIST - discusses Ray's statements that left no doubt in his mind that Ray had killed King, was proud of it and acted alone.] Testimony from Texas commodity dealer Dean Cowden that he formerly lied in statements that Ray was at Memphis gas station during time of shooting detailed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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