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Ray plead guilty. A trial, that might have answered questions was not held.
On April 23 1998 James Earl Ray died of liver disease. Thus ended his battle to let the real truth be known(11).
As to government conspiracy - would our government take part in assassination of American citizens? Has any similar behavior by our government occurred before or since the King assassination? What of....
Gary Thomas Rowe an paid FBI informant that infiltrated the KKK admitted to killing a black man while on the FBI payroll(12 ). Many people Birmingham Alabama people believe Rowe was present when the bomb was place in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. A blast that killed four little girls(13). The Justice Department Reported "Rowe was one of the handful most responsible for the violence," in the Birmingham during this time frame. it also said "during 1962 and 1963, Rowe had a history of being close to bombings in Birmingham,". Bombings happened so often Birmingham was known as Bombingham. this bombing includes the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. At best "Rowe, whether consciously or inadvertently, steered the FBI away from the real culprits, had difficulty explaining his own whereabouts the night the bomb was placed, and was unable to correctly identify the men who were eventually convicted for bombing the church" or at worst "he may possibly have had prior knowledge that the church was going to be bombed or that he actually participated in the action." (14 ).
Professor McCoys report in his book "the politics of heroin" that the Phoenix program was a CIA mission overseas to oversee the assassination of Vietnamese civilians who where accused of aiding the enemy. William Colby, former CIA Director was liaison to this program. Interestingly, it was the same Mr Colby who just happened to discover Frank Nugan dead of a 'self inflected gun shot wound." Mr Nugan was associated with the Nugan Hand bank. This financial institution had two strange traits: