Sunday, April 6, 2008

James Earl Ray hid out in Toronto

James Earl Ray -- the man who was convicted of shooting and killing Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis in April 1968 -- evaded authorities by fleeing to Toronto.

According to a 1993 interview Ray did with then Ottawa Sun scribe Robert Benzie, he stayed in boarding houses on Ossington Ave. and Dundas St. West.

The late Mr. Ray, who died in 1998, stayed in Toronto for nearly a month while preparing his passport to clear for a flight to London, where he was eventually nabbed in June 1968.

Read the story in the Toronto Star.

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