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The Arrest of James Earl Ray

How the man convicted for killing the civil rights leader Martin Luther King was detained in London in June 1968.

How the man convicted for killing the civil rights leader Martin Luther King was detained in London in June 1968. After Dr King's murder, James Earl Ray had fled to Europe using a Canadian passport and a false name. Witness hears from some of those people who encountered him during his brief stay in the UK.

(Photo: James Earl Ray giving evidence before the US House Committee Investigation of Assassinations in August 1978, at which he denied involvement in the murder of Martin Luther King. Credit: Keystone/Getty Images)

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Mon 6 Jun 2016 07:50GMT

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