NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1978
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(Studio) James Earl Ray's denial that he killed Martin Luther King, Junior, in testimony before House committee , noted. His claims about mystery man named Raoul stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Details about Ray's testimony given. [RAY - would have told trial court and jury that he didn't shoot King.] Representative Louis Stokes' questioning of Ray outlined. [RAY - thinks he could give evidence that he wasn't in restroom prior to King shooting, as claimed by state's chief witness, Charles Stephens.] Ray's attorney's claims about treatment client has recd. at area prison reported.
REPORTER: Bob Kur Unsigned sketches
(DC) [Attorney Mark LANE - describes Ray's alleged treatment by federal prison officials.] [Representative Richardson PREYER - says committee won't hear arguments on this, that it's matter for United States Marshal Service.] [US Marshal J. Jerome BULLOCK - discusses temporary restraint of Ray on entrance to Virginia prison.] Other details about this issue given.
REPORTER: James Polk
(Studio) House Assassinations Committee expenditures on probes of King and Kennedy deaths and request for more funds noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw