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Ray / Stabbing #278085

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 04, 1981
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(Studio) James Earl Ray, serving sentence for murder of Martin Luther King, Junior, reported stabbed today.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Oak Ridge, Tennessee) Circumstances surrounding attack on Ray examined; films shown. [Dr. Ernest HENDRIX - describes Ray's condition.] Details of incident discussed. [Guard Steve ARMES - thinks Ray resisted assailants.] Ray said returned to Brushy Mt. State Prison after recovery.
REPORTER: Marty Sender (WBIR-TV film/tape)

Bradley, Ed;
Sender, Marty

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