By: Alexa Taylor
Who, What, When, Where, and Why?
On April 4th, 1968 civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was standing outside on the balcony of Lorraine Hotel when he was shot in the neck. He was dispatched to the hospital where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. The malicious murder behind this appalling event was James Earl Ray. James Earl Ray rented a room near King's hotel and waited in the bathtub to shoot down Dr. King. This single shot to King's neck dismantled his spinal cord and killed him. James fled the scene immediately after firing the shot, and after two months of searching, the FBI finally found him in London. Many individuals still do not know why James did this or if he was even the one to blame, but some have a prediction of what really happened.
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