Saturday, 5 April 2008

Benzie & Ray

Updated 07/04/08 CP story link
Former Ottawa and Toronto Sun staffer Robert Benzie recalls his 1993 interview with James Earl Ray on the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder in today's Toronto Star.

Much of the interview, not previously published, had to do with Ray's ties with Canada and after King's murder in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

"Here, some long-standing myths about Ray's sojourn are debunked," writes Benzie.

It is a fascinating read and includes mention of Earl McRae, who covered Ray's arrest in May of 1968 for the Toronto Star and is now an Ottawa Sun reporter.

Ray died in 1998, still insisting he was a patsy.

The Canadian Press also has a James Earl Ray story re his Toronto days.

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