ABC Evening News for Monday, May 26, 1969
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(Studio) James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Mar. and sentenced to life in prison. New trial request rejected.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Memphis, Tennessee) security lax. Ray says pressured by former attys. to plead guilty. New attys. say he should get new trial because judge died. New Judge Arthur Faquin denies retrial because Ray pleaded guilty and waived right to new trial. [Assistant Prosecutor Robert DWYER - says further appeals available.] [Ray Attorney J.B. STONER - says pressure by attorney Percy Foreman to be brought up.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Charles Kavenagh
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