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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2008, 10:38:37 pm »

Allegations of conspiracy

Some have speculated that Ray had been used as a "patsy" similar to the way that alleged John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was supposed to have been. Some of the claims used to support this assertion are:

Ray's confession was given under pressure, and he had been threatened with death penalty.
Ray was a thief and burglar and had no record of committing violent crimes with a weapon.
Many suspecting a conspiracy in the assassination point out the two separate ballistic tests conducted on the Remington Gamemaster had neither conclusively proved Ray had been the killer nor that it had even been the murder weapon. Moreover, witnesses surrounding King at the moment of his death say the shot came from another location, from behind thick shrubbery near the rooming house, and not from the rooming house shrubbery (which had been inexplicably cut away in the days following the assassination).
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