U.S. to Review King Slaying Evidence
Responding to demands from the family of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the Justice Department plans to review some evidence involving his assassination, officials said. They said the action would fall short of the family’s request for a federal commission with broad powers to examine King’s slaying. The King family has claimed new evidence casts doubt on whether convicted killer James Earl Ray acted alone. King was killed in Memphis in 1968.