Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3461, April 4th, 2017

It was 49 years ago this evening that Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. King was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. that evening. He was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience.
James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested on June 8, 1968, in London at Heathrow Airport, extradited to the United States, and charged with the crime. On March 10, 1969, Ray entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee State Penitentiary. Ray later made many attempts to withdraw his guilty plea and be tried by a jury, but was unsuccessful; he died in prison on April 23, 1998, at the age of 70. (wikipedia)
I still wonder to this day how a drifter got to London after supposedly doing this.
Here's the newscast that interrupted my homework on that fateful night.


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