On April 3rd 1968 Martin Luther King Jr was shot dead on the balcony of the Lorraine motel in Memphis, Tennessee, by professional conman, career criminal, and escaped convict James Earl Ray. The assassination led to a two-month international manhunt for the killer and widespread riots in the US. After six days of rioting the government passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, but despite the manhunt for James Earl Ray allegations of conspiracy were already in the making. Both the extraordinary amount of FBI surveillance King was subject to, and the heavy police presence around the Lorraine motel on the night of his murder led many to question what actually happened. In the years since there have also been other claims against the official narrative of what happened, but 52 years later it is still unclear what exactly happened around the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What evidence do we have and who is implicated in the death of Martin Luther King Jr?