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House Assassinations Committee Hearings / Ray / Eist Testimony #55249

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1978
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(Studio) James Earl Ray's final day of testimony to House Assassinations Committee reported Committee revelation of evidence that Ray admitted killing Martin Luther King, Junior, to policeman guarding him after London capture noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of testimony given by former London policeman Alexander Anthony Eist, with regard to Ray's alleged statements to him about King murder, given. Representative Samuel Devine's questioning of Ray stated. [RAY - responds to testimony.] Ray attorney Mark Lane's information from British attorney about Eist noted. [LANE - says Eist was dismissed as policeman on chgs. of theft and perjury and has otherwise been investigated by Scotland Yard. Comments on Committee use of testimony from Eist.] Scotland Yard's information about Eist's being cleared of chgs. and other details about his record stated.

(Studio) Is noted that Ray won't testify to Committee again until November Damaging testimony against Ray by Coy Dean Cowden, whom Ray had said would support statement that Ray was in gas station at time of King shooting, detailed. Cowden's present claim to have been in Port Natchez, Texas, at time of shooting reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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