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Assassinations Committee / King #51610

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony to House Assassinations Committee by Percy Foreman, who representative James Earl Ray when Ray pleaded guilty to assassination of Martin Luther King, Junior, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Foreman's background as attorney given. Photo of Ray shown. [FOREMAN - didn't know anyone in United States that needed him more than Ray did on November 10, 1968.] Committee questions about Foreman's performance with Ray defense outlined. [FOREMAN - disputes prison records with regard to time he spent in consultation with Ray. Says Ray believed killing King would make him hero to white race. Thinks Ray wanted credit for killing King, but didn't want to be caught. Reports Ray's accting. for money used in getaway was from robberies and transportation of stolen goods, not from conspirators.] Other comments by Foreman given.

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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