Memphis, TN-- Recently restored videotapes shows James Earl Ray returning to Memphis to face trial for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
The tapes were released on Thursday, April 4 which is the 45th anniversary of King's death.
According to the Daily News in Memphis, the Shelby County Register's office converted to a digital medium several reels of tape that were shot in 1968 and 1969 on a Sony Videocorder and video camera. The tapes were discovered among old material in the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
One highlight is the arrival of Ray after his arrest in London. Ray is on an airplane, having his rights read to him by Sheriff Bill Morris.
Also shown is Ray's arrival at the Shelby County Jail, where he was searched, examined by a doctor and put into a cell.
Other tapes show court proceedings, including the arrival of Ray's brothers John Ray and Jerry Ray during a March 1969 hearing.
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