James Earl Ray
|James Earl Ray|
Mug shot of Ray taken in 1955
|Born||March 10, 1928
Alton, Illinois, United States
|Died||April 23, 1998
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Conviction(s)||Murder, prison escape,
armed robbery, burglary
|Penalty||99 years imprisonment (one year was added after his re-capture for a total of 100 years)|
|Spouse||Anna Sandhu (divorced)|
|Parents||James Gerald Ray|
James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998) was the man who was convicted of murdering Martin Luther King, Jr on April 4, 1968. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. At first he said he had shot King, but he later said he did not do it.
Early life[change | change source]
He escaped from prison in 1967.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "CNN - James Earl Ray, convicted King assassin, dies - April 23, 1998". edition.cnn.com. http://edition.cnn.com/US/9804/23/ray.obit/. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
- Crime Library