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James Earl Ray’s Lawyers Seek Test on Rifle Authorities Say Killed MLK

HeadlineApr 11, 1997

James Earl Ray’s lawyers asked a judge yesterday for permission to test the rifle authorities say killed Martin Luther King Jr. The request came a day after a state appeals court cleared the way for the sophisticated new test, which did not exist when King was shot to death on a motel balcony in 1968.

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