NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony to congress committee about Martin Luther King, Junior, assassination by former attorney to James Earl Ray, Percy Foreman, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Details about Foreman's testimony to House Assassinations Committee given. Ray's earlier testimony to committee , denying own guilt in slaying and pointing to mystery man Raoul, outlined. File tape of Ray testimony shown. [FOREMAN - says Ray admitted there was no Raoul, after hrs. of discussion with Foreman.] Ray's claim that Foreman forced him to plead guilty noted. [FOREMAN - says Ray's guilty plea originated with Ray, who believed he'd only serve 2 years of any sentence he recd., saying no penitentiary in country could hold him.] Ray's testimony about money allegedly received from conspirators stated. [FOREMAN - reports Ray's accting. for money as coming from robberies and transportation of stolen jewelry.] Foreman's statement that Ray is racist who wanted to be known as King's killer given. [FOREMAN - says fact that Ray is known as name, not prison no., shows he's accomplished his aim.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur
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