The LuLac Edition #3461, April 4th, 2017
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.