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 James Earl Ray

James Earl Ray

Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Apr 1998 (aged 70)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes Interred somewhere in Ireland
Memorial ID 2788 · View Source
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Assassin. He was the confessed assassin of American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. He quickly recanted his confession soon after making it. After Ray's death, a jury found that a conspiracy of people was responsible for Reverend King's death.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Apr 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2788
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Earl Ray (10 Mar 1928–23 Apr 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2788, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes Interred somewhere in Ireland.