James Earl Ray

Birthday
10, 1928
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 23, 1998 (70)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1928
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 23, 1998 (70)

About

Criminal who assassinated American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and was sentenced to life in prison.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Trivia

His first arrests were for a 1949 burglary in California and a 1952 armed robbery in Illinois.

Family Life

His marriage to Anna Sandhu ended in divorce.

Associated With

He assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while King was standing on the balcony of a Memphis, Tennessee motel.