James Earl Ray



Age: 70


Summary: convicted murderer and assassin of civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who had confessed to the 1968 assassination but recanted after his sentencing and remained in prison, where he was serving a 99-year term despite lacking evidence to back up his government conspiracy theory.



Cause of Death: Liver failure


Born: March 10, 1928


Died: April 23, 1998


Location: Nashville, Tennessee