When was James Earl Ray born?

Answer James Earl Ray, the assassin of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on March 10, 1928 in Alton, Illinois. Ray confessed to the crime and was sentenced to 99 years in prison, r... Read More »

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Is james earl ray dead?

James Earl Ray, convicted murderer of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died of liver failure on April 23, 1998 at Columbia Nashville Memorial Hospital in Tennessee. Ray, who recant... Read More »

Is James Earl Ray still in jail?

James Earl Ray died April 23, 1998, of liver and kidney failure. Since March 10, 1969, he had been serving a 99-year prison sentence for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.Sour... Read More »

When was James Earl Ray arrested?

James Earl Ray was arrested for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. on June 8, 1968, at Heathrow Airport in London, England. Ray was attempting to board a flight to Brussels, Belgium.References:N... Read More »

Who helped James Earl Ray escape?

James Earl Ray, the man who murdered Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967--one year before Dr. King's assassination. His brother, John Larry Ray, helped him ... Read More »