The sun was hot on April 4, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee. A man named James Earl Ray was in his car. He had reached the Lorraine Motel, there was an enormous crowd standing around the motel. They were mostly black, his hatred flared up. He despised those crazed black people. He got out of his car and stroll across the street, where he rented a room at the Bessie Brewer's Rooming House. When he opened his bag and took out his Remington Gamester Model 760 .30-06 caliber rifle with a scope, he went into the bathroom and looked out the window at the Lorraine Motel where King was staying while mediating a sanitation workers' strike. He loaded his Remington Gamester Model 760 .30-06 caliber rifle, he observed with his binoculars Martin Luther King. He was begun read his speech. He put the binoculars down and put his right eye on the scope, he closed his left eye. He targeted Martin Luther King; he put his hand on the trigger, pulled his fingers and the bullet blasted out of the Remin!.
gton Gamester Model 760 .30-06 caliber rifle. It went racing, searching for blood, it found blood. The single bullet severed King's spinal cord and killed him. James Earl Ray swiftly put his caliber rifle in the bag. He scurried to the door and sprinted to the first floor. He could hear the screams across the street. He got into his car and sped away. He noticed that he had forgot his bag in his rush, the bag contained his Remington Gamester Model 760 .30-06 caliber rifle with a scope, a radio, some clothes in a blue zippered bag, a pair of binoculars, a couple of beer cans and an ad for the York Arms Company with an accompanying receipt. He knew that the F.B.I. would trace them to him and he would be caught. That's why he was going to South America where he will only serve a few years. He laughed, he had done it; he had killed Martin Luther King Jr. .
Unfortunately for Ray, his plan didn't work, the early investigation centered on Bessie Brewer's Rooming House where the shots originated.