A Racial Crime: James Earl Ray and the Murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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ArcheBooks Pub., 2005 - True Crime - 416 pages
A Racial Crime is the first full account of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s mur-der based on the FBI MURKIN files, the 1976-1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation, the 2000 US Justice Department Report, the 1998 Memphis Attorney General's investigation, and the previously classified James Earl Ray Scotland Yard file. The book is an investigation into the circumstances of the assassination, the evidence against the convicted assassin, James Earl Ray, and a review of the conspiracy theories which have been promoted for over thirty years. For the first time documentary evidence is presented which establishes the truth about: Why James Earl Ray protested his innocence from the time of his arrest, his true motives in the assassination, along with the first criminal profile of the assassin based upon handwriting analysis. The FBI examination of the getaway car and the truth about the mysteri-ous "cigarette ashes" found in the car's ashtray. Ray's criminal activities in London based on his previously classified Scot-land Yard file. The original file was released to the author in 2000, and has never been previously seen outside Government investigatory bodies. The 1999 trial in which the jury concluded a Mafia/FBI/US Army con-spiracy had existed in the Martin Luther King killing. Allegations made by an ex-FBI agent who purported to have evidence proving the existence of a conspiracy.

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About the author (2005)

Mel Ayton has written numerous books and articles, including "A Racial Crime", the story of Dr. Martin Luther King 's assassin, and "The Forgotten Terrorist: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy" (Potomac Books, 2007). Ayton has appeared in documentaries produced by the National Geographic Channel ("CIA Secret Experiments", 2008) and the Discovery Channel ("CIA Mind Control", 2006; "Conspiracy Test: The Robert Kennedy Assassination", 2008) and has worked as a historical consultant for the BBC. He lives in County Durham, England.

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