Here is the first 18 pages of the court transcript of the guilty plea whereby James Earl Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. If you study it closely you will find that in the case against James Earl Ray, he did not plead guilty as charged. I make a few notes to provide clarity.
The Court Transcript
Guilty Plea of James Earl Ray
Monday, March 10, 1969
James told me he thought that in a fair trial he would not have been convicted.