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House Assassinations Committee / King #51953

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 1978
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(Studio) House Assassinations Committee statement about incriminating evidence that James Earl Ray didn't act alone in killing of Martin Luther King, Junior, noted. Chg. that Ray's brother, Jerry, and perhaps another brother may have been involved in conspiracy, may even have been mysterious Raoul, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Committee cnsl. G. Robert BLAKEY - says Raoul theory that seems best to fit is that the mystery man is either Jerry or John Ray, or composite of both.] Questioning of Jerry Ray by deputy cnsl. Mark Speiser noted. [RAY - asks if committee has received reliable information that he was involved in murder of King.] [SPEISER - says they have received information indicating Jerry Ray's direct or indirect involvement or that he perhaps facilitated means by which assassination took place.] Ray's testimony described as stonewalling; he is reported accompanied by activist attorney Florynce Kennedy and attorney William Pepper. [MAN - questions Ray about contacts with James Earl Ray.] [RAY - couldn't have been in contact with brother at those times because he was working.] Questioning of Ray about robbery of Bank of Alton, in Alton, Illinois, outlined. [SPEISER - says committee has information that Ray took part in robbery with 2 brothers] [RAY - denies it.] Committee's evidence with regard to possible Ray family conspiracy said to be circumstantial; Jerry Ray's denial of all allegations mentioned. Upcoming questioning of John Ray cited.

(Studio) Both Ray brothers reported given grants of immunity from prosecution for testimony statements; they aren't immune from perjury chgs., it's noted, if committee finds they lied.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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