NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony heard by House Assassinations Committee reported to be damaging to James Earl Ray's innocent claim.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Former British police sergeant Alexander Eist's testimony to committee about conversations he had with Ray while guarding him after Ray's arrest in London in 1968, noted. [EIST - says it was obvious to him that Ray was anti-black.] [REP. - asks for reasons for this conclude] [EIST - gives reasons.] Questions about conspiracy and Eist's answer reported Info. learned that committee investigators believe brother mentioned by Ray to Eist was his older brother, John Ray, stated; John Ray's help to James Earl Ray in robbing bank in Alton, Illinois, for funds to finance travels before and after King killing mentioned. Investigators' said to also believe another brother, Jerry, knew of robbery. Committee's work on theory that if there was conspiracy, it was in Ray family, outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Kur
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