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Case Study: Dr. Martin Luther King

Research the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King.

1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. Minimum word count is 500 words.

2. What did the prosecution build their case upon and what evidence supported their theory against James Earl Ray?

3. Discuss the advances in fingerprint evidence since Dr. King's murder in 1968.

4. If you had been prosecuting James Earl Ray, do you feel your case would have been strong enough to win at trial?
Outline your strategy.

Please list any and all references in APA format and use in text citations.

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1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. Minimum word count is 500 words.

According to the alleged facts presented by the prosecution as well as the commission that reviewed James Earl Ray's conviction, Dr. King was killed by one shot fired from in front of him. The prosecution alleged that from the bathroom window at the rear of a roominghouse at 422 1/2 South Main Street, Memphis, Tenn. The prosecution alleged that James Earl Ray purchased murder weapon used in Dr. King's shooting and subsequently transported it from Birmingham, Ala., to Memphis, Tenn. Upon his arrival in Memphis, James Earl Ray subsequently rented a room at 422 1/2 South Main Street. The suspect waited until the optimal moment and fired the lone shot that assinated Dr. King, and moments after the assassination, he dropped the murder ...

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This solution examines the case study of Dr. Martin Luther King and the circumstances of his murder including the prosecution's case, fingerprint evidence and trial strategy.

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