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

Bringing Down a Killer

An international manhunt led authorities to Heathrow Airport in London, where the fugitive killer was captured on June 8, 1968. He was extradited back to the United States, plead guilty to King's murder in March 1969 and was sentenced to 99 years in federal prison. (Photo: REUTERS /SHELBY COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS /LANDOV)

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