Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Lost Documents Published by PaperlessArchives.com
(Los Angeles, CA) BACM Researchís PaperlessArchives.com has announced the publishing of a selection of King assassination documents, available for free online at:
The files include some previously lost files. The lost files are the James Earl Ray public defender files, a collection of correspondences to and from James Earl Ray, and a set of photos dealing with the custody of Ray.
The lost documents were discovered in 2007, at a Shelby County Archives warehouse, where they were misplaced during the completion of the process of having them microfilmed, then stored. The Public Defender office of Shelby County blocked public release of the material due to lawyer-client privilege. The Public Defenderís office cleared the documents for release in 2011. James Earl Ray in the late 1970ís signed a release that allowed all his defense material to be made public.
The collection of letters written by James Earl Ray to and from his lawyers and family were written during the eight months he spent in Shelby County Jail, before pleading guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The collection of images is comprised of photos taken at the direction of Shelby Country Sheriff Bill Morris. The folder with these photos also included photos received from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department of Sirhan Sirhan, in custody. Sheriff Morris wanted to see the practices of the LA Sheriff Departmentís handling of the assassin of Senator Robert Kennedy. Sheriff Morris was concern over the possibility of Ray being killed while in custody, as Lee Harvey Oswald was in 1963.
The others documents include a Scotland Yard police report, audio excerpts from the Memphis Police Department radio dispatch at the time of the assassination and the Memphis Police Department homicide report.
The Scotland Yard report covers the apprehension of James Earl Ray in London and his return to the United States. Ray was captured in London two months after the shooting.
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