Question: Why did that James guy kill Martin Luther King!?
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It's not for sure that he did kill King!. He pled guilty to avoid getting the death penalty!. But he recanted that same plea because he said he was coerced into it!. Another trial showed other people may have been part of a larger conspiracy and that Ray was just the fall guy!. The fake Canadian passport and ticket to Heathrow was beyond his abilities!. Remember that he had escaped from prison and wasn't holding any large amounts of money!. Two fake passports, a ticket to London and all the traipsing across borders was way too complex for someone as unsophisticated as Ray!. But he never got the trial he kept asking for and even the King family didn't think he was the real killer!. But just like the Warren Commission in the Kennedy assassination, there was a government panel that said this is the way it happened and closed the case, sealed the evidence, and put an end to any debate on the issue!. So it went to the grave with James Earl Ray!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
I agree with the above answer !. Based on all the evidence I think James Earl Ray was the scape goat for the real killer or killers!. If that is the case it would be a double crime to let the someone get away with with murder!.It seemed at the time that it was politically motivated!.Www@QuestionHome@Com