Criminal who assassinated American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and was sentenced to life in prison.
He dropped out of school and served in the United States Army during World War II.
His first arrests were for a 1949 burglary in California and a 1952 armed robbery in Illinois.
His marriage to Anna Sandhu ended in divorce.
He assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while King was standing on the balcony of a Memphis, Tennessee motel.