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James Earl Ray / Prison Break #48977

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 13, 1977
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(Studio) Convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, James Earl Ray, back in jail after prison break Friday Conspiracy theory finding little support now. 2 investigators from House Assassinations Committee visit prison in Brushy Mt., Tennessee, to talk with Ray.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Brushy Mt., Tennessee) Escapee Earl Hill, Ray's cellmate, caught matter of hrs. before Ray discovered. Film of last night's capture shown. Ray silent about entire prison break. Bloodhounds deserve most credit for finding Ray. [Tennessee safety commissioner Joel PLUMMER - speculates on Ray's movements once prison break completed. If Ray had help from outside, help not very effective.] 6th convict, Donald Caylor captured this a.m. Capture of Caylor and last escapee Douglas Shelton anticlimactic.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) Ray now under tight security. Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton asks President Carter to transfer Ray to federal prison.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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