Since yesterday was the birthday of Martin Luther King, I would like to quote some excerpts from the book by Bille Sol Estes relating to his assassination.
Throughout his prison life, Ray insisted he was working for a Raoul in the gun running business and that he was set up. He stayed with the same story even in his last interview just three days before he died from liver failure.
I do know that Raoul existed and that he was acquainted with Jack Ruby. Raoul and Ruby were in the gun running and pornography business for at least three years in the late fifties and early sixties.
For a period of time I had some investments with Carlos Marcello. Carlos was familiar with the King killing and knew Raoul. As in the Kennedy killing, there was an inside man to make sure Dr. King was outside his room at the Lorraine Motel at the right moment.