He claims that his brother James Earl Ray was not the killer and told the New York Daily News:
“Martin Luther King Jr. was a man admired by millions, but my brother didn’t kill him. I believe my brother was not only misused by conspirators within our government but also greatly misconstrued as a ‘racist’ and a ‘murderer’ by the media.”
In the book, TRUTH AT LAST: The Untold Story Behind James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by John Larry Ray (and coauthor Lyndon Barsten), John Larry states there is forensic evidence proving his brother did not assassinate Dr. King. It also includes alleged conversations between the brothers where James Earl mentioned he felt he was being set up.
Although James Early Ray initially confessed to shooting Dr. King, he recanted his confession three days later.