New Information Revealed About The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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ArcheBooks Publishing ( announced today that British author Mel Ayton has compiled the most complete accounting of the assassination of the great Civil Rights leader ever assembled, laying many myths and unanswered questions to restÂ?including the most controversial issue of all regarding an alleged conspiracy. The book is entitled, Â?A Racial Crime: James Earl Ray and the Murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Â? (ArcheBooks Publishing 2005).

What is unique about this in-depth investigation, apart from many previous ones, is that A Racial Crime is the first full account of Martin Luther King's murder based upon a comparative correlation between the FBI’s MURKIN files, the 1976-1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation, the 2000 US Justice Department Report, the 1998 Memphis Attorney General's investigation, plus the previously classified James Earl Ray Scotland Yard file. The original secret file was released to the author Mel Ayton in 2000, and has never been previously seen outside Government investigatory bodies.

The book is a comprehensive investigation into the totality of the assassination, the evidence against the convicted assassin, James Earl Ray, and a analysis of the conspiracy theories which have been promoted for thirty years. Revealed for the first time is documentary evidence which establishes the truth about: Why James Earl Ray protested his innocence from the time of his arrest. Ray's criminal activities in London based on his previously classified Scotland Yard file.

The 1999 trial in which the jury concluded a Mafia/FBI/US Army conspiracy had existed in the Martin Luther King killing.

Allegations made by an ex-FBI agent who purported to have evidence proving the existence of a conspiracy.

The author establishes how the FBI put James Earl Ray's extradition in jeopardy by engaging in surveillance activities in UK prisons. He also provides the first criminal profile of James Earl Ray based on an analysis of his handwriting. Finally, documentary evidence establishing a concrete motive for the crime is also examined in detail.

A Racial Crime: James Earl Ray and the Murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is scheduled to be released in February 2005. Reviewers, News Organizations, and Media contacts may obtain an Advanced Review Copy by emailing

About Author Mel Ayton

Mr. Ayton lives in Durham, England. He has a B.A. Honors degree in Politics and History, as well as an M.A. from Durham University where he specialized in historiography and the teaching of history in American schools and colleges. In 1988 he was selected as a Fulbright Teacher and taught in schools and colleges in Michigan. He also worked in Bermuda and taught in Zambia. Mel Ayton’s first book, Questions of Conspiracy, was an examination of the claims made by JFK conspiracy theorists. The book was published in 2002 as The JFK Assassination: Dispelling the Myths. Dispelling the Myths was reviewed by The Nation magazine contributing editor and leading JFK historian and author, Max Holland, who described it as “outstanding.”

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