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Brother of convicted MLK assassin dies
Jerry Ray, shown holding his book "A Memoir of Injustice," is pictured with Mike Vinson in this 2011 photo. Ray fought for the innocence of his brother, convicted assassin James Earl Ray.
The brother of one of the most notorious U.S. assassins of the 20th century has died in Warren County.Jerry Ray, 80, died at his home off Bybee Branch Road after years of declining health. He was 80.He was the brother of James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Jerry Ray moved to Warren County over 20 years ago to be closer to his brother who was serving time in Tennessee prisons.