Officials found photos, letters from James Earl Ray and other documents on a shelf in Shelby County, Tennessee.
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The Rev. Billy Kyles, the only person standing on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had started to walk away when he heard the shot.
"He don't have no fear or nothing."
When James Earl Ray bought a white Mustang in the summer of 1967, he stood on a streetcorner in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, and pulled the cash out of his shirt pocket, $2,000 in all.
Even the FBI thought at first there must have been a conspiracy behind the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Forty years after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in Memphis, Don Lemon finds out how one family has changed.