Why Did James Earl Ray Kill Martin Luther King Jr?

There seems to be no real motive for James Earl Ray to kill Martin Luther King Jr., unless you believe the conspiracy stories and was expecting to be paid a lot of money. He was a unsophisticated, petty criminal whose crimes were never violent, he wasn’t known to be an extreme racist, he wasn’t proficient with a rifle and, because of his efforts to avoid being captured, it’s unlikely he did it to become famous. You can find out more about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by going to