A Look Back at the Federal King Assassination Investigation

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  • James Earl Ray
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • James Earl Ray
  • James Earl Ray
  • James Earl Ray
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • James Earl Ray

Transporting the Murder Weapon

The committee determined that Ray used a number of aliases over the years, including Harvey Lowmeyer, the one used to purchase the .243 caliber rifle used to kill King. According to the report, he purchased the gun in Birmingham, Alabama, in March 1968, brought it to Memphis and dumped it at Canipe's Amusement Co. moments after the assignation. (Photo: Commercial Appeal /Landov)

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