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James Earl Ray, convicted of the assassination of King, is caught in a jail break attempt
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James Earl Ray, convicted of the assassination of King, is caught in a jail break attempt
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Three days after his escape from a Tennessee prison, James Earl Ray is recaptured. Ray had been serving a 99-year term for the assassination of King in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Although he confessed to the crime, he later recanted and attempted to be tried on an innocent plea.
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