Thursday, April 19, 2018

Renfro Hays Martin Luther King Conspiracy

Renfro Hays Martin Luther King Conspiracy --- ===

October 1969 Renfro Hays and Warren Smith provide witness Grace Stephens who proves that James Earl Ray did not shoot Martin Luther King, later cited by Mark Lane.

Computer and People magazine: early conspiracy theory outlet spoke of "the assassination by conspiracies" of two. Kennedys and one King. published work by Pepper associate Wayne Chastain connected to Hays.

The man Cowden admitted he lied to Lane and the National Enquirer newspaper when he said he saw Ray several blocks from the murder scene at the time of the killing  Cowden admitted he wasn't even in Tennessee on the day King was shot, but rather was at work in Beaumont, Tex Cowden said his part of the alibi story was concocted by Renfro Hays, whom Lane portrayed in his book as a dedicated defense investigator who has never given up his quest for the truth  Cowden was a commodities broker with a local Memphis trading firm in 1968, and he told the National Enquirer that on the day of the assassination, “I bought gas at a Texaco ...  Thomas I Wilson, who died Aug 5 and allegedly would have corroborated Cowden’s story about spotting Ray at the Texaco station, also was a part of the Hays fabrication, according to a committee investigator

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  • William Pepper: Act of State: Renfro Hays, the Hanes's initial investigator, has probably done more damage to the search for truth and justice in this case than just about anyone. convinced Dean cowden to falsely provide a statement.. Mark Lane believed the story and ran with it only to have Cowden admit it was completely untrue before the HSCA in 1978.... Jame's alibi however has nothing to do with those accounts.. withheld from the defense from the beginning has been missed or ignored by both sides... Ray Alvis Hendrix, a member of the Corps of Engineers working on a barge on the river; and William Zenie Reed, a photographic supplies salesman. The two men had been drinking together in Jim's Grill on the afternoon of April 4. Hendrix and Reed were staying at the nearby Clark's Hotel ... saw mustang drive by... appear to corroborate ray's story that he had parked his Mustang in front of the grill then drove it away prior to the shooting  to see about having a tire repaired Killing the Dream Gerald Posner - 2013two men entering Jim's Grill saw the mustang but it was empty . 17. FBI statements of Kenneth W. Foster, April 12, 1968, and William Zenie (Bill) Reed, April 13, 1968,  * William Zenie Reed  eyewitness who left Jim's Grill ten to fifteen minutes before the shooting on April 4, 1968 
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An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King
https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1859846955
William Pepper - 2003 - ‎Biography & AutobiographyThe Execution of Martin Luther King William Pepper. Jerry or John, nevertheless hurt his own credibility by spinning such a tale. Others, too, have harmed him in this respect. Renfro Hays, the Hanes's initial investigator, has probably done more damage to the search for truth and justice in this case than just about anyone.
Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin ...
https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1480412279
Gerald Posner - 2013 - ‎Biography & Autobiography Cowden was a commodities broker with a local Memphis trading firm in 1968, and he told the National Enquirer that on the day of the assassination, “I bought gas at a Texaco ... “revelation” was made on November 5, 1968—when she was already committed to the Western State Mental Hospital—to the indefatigable Renfro Hays.

Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News Newspaper Archives ...
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Cowden admitted he wasn't even in Tennessee on the day King was shot, but rather was at work in Beaumont, Tex Cowden said his part of the alibi story was concocted by Renfro Hays, whom Lane portrayed in his book as a dedicated defense investigator who has never given up his quest for thetruth. Cowden said he ...Mark Lane, attorney for James Earl Ray, stands by an enlarged change of ad’ dress form executed in the name of Erie S. Galt, an alias used at one time by Ray. Denies Making Confession During Incarceration in England Ray Told Inspector He Killed King WASHINGTON (AP) - James Earl Ray told a Scotland Yard inspector before his return to the United States in 1968 that he killed Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and expected it would make him “a national hero,” according to surprise evidence unveiled Friday. Ray denied making any such confession during his incarceration in England while awaiting extradition to America, but he said “That is probably the most damaging statement made against me." Ray’s attorney, Mark Lane, heatedly declared the allegations lacked credibility Later, the panel virtually demolished a tale by a man quoted in Lane’s book on the King murder, "Code Name Zorro," — a story which the lawyer and author said supported Ray’s alibi The man admitted he lied to Lane and the National Enquirer newspaper when he said he saw Ray several blocks from the murder scene at the time of the killing But first, while Ray was on the witness stand for the third day of interrogation by the House assassinations committee, Rep Samuel L Devine, R-Ohio, revealed a recent interview by the panel’s staff with the former Scotland Yard official, now retired Devine quoted Alexander Anthony Eist as saying he was Ray’s nearly constant guard during the weeks of his imprisonment in London, and thus became something of a friend to the fugitive. Eist, now a pubkeeper, was asked by the committee’s investigators on Aug 4 whether he recalled that Ray actually admitted the killing of King. or. instead, merely acknowledged a connection with the murder weapon "Oh, no, no, no," Eist replied "During the course of the conversation, he definitely, he didn’t actually come out with it, but it was there in the conversation that he’d done it.” At another point, Eist said, "He was telling me that after the shooting (on April 4, 1968), when he left this place he panicked and threw the gun away ... I mean there isn’t any doubt from the conversation that he told me that he was admitting to me that he had done the murder.” Asked if Ray expressed a hatred of blacks something Ray has long denied - Eist said. "There wasn't any doubt at all

He just hated black people In fact, he said he was trying to go to Africa to try to shoot some more," when he was arrested at a London airport on June 5,1968 "He was telling me," Eist went on in the interview, "that for him to have shot a black man of note in cer tain parts of America would make him into a national hero anyway. He seemed absolutely mad about publicity He really wanted it." Eist said that Ray predicted he would make $250,000 to $500,000 for the killing because "he would have no shortage of friends, no shortage of fundraisers He would get them to go on TV and ... he could write books ’’ The committee then called Coy Dean Cowden, a man whom Lane insisted could corroborate Ray’s claim that he was at a service station in Memphis when King was shot April 4, 1968 Lane, in his book, said he interviewed Cowden and he claimed that he saw Ray at a Texaco station The same story appeared last October in the National Enquirer as “sensational new evidence’’ of Ray’s possible innocence Rep Robert Edgar. D-Pa., after warning Cowden of the penalty of perjury, elicited his testimony that his entire story had been “completely false.” Cowden ad mitted he wasn’t even in Tennessee on the day King was shot, but rather was at work in Beaumont, Tex Cowden said his part of the alibi story was concocted by Renfro Hays, whom Lane portrayed in his book as a dedicated defense investigator who has never given up his quest for the truth.

Cowden said he met Hays in 1974 at a hospital after moving to Memphis, and Cowden had given him a place to live while he was unemployed for a few months In exchange for that favor. Cowden said, Hays had asked him to tell the phony story about seeing Ray "What he was trying to do was sell movie rights, a book I believe, that he was trying to market,’’ said Cowden "He came to me with this idea in December of 1975.”

Cowden said that when he told that story to Lane, "he bought it hook, line and sinker ” Cowden added that he had never seen James Earl Ray in his life An affidavit from Cowden’s former wife confirmed the couple was in Texas when King was shot Thomas I Wilson, who died Aug 5 and allegedly would have corroborated Cowden’s story about spotting Ray at the Texaco station, also was a part of the Hays fabrication, according to a committee investigator The owners of the station, Larce McFall and his son. both testified that they saw no white Mustang, then owned by Ray, at the service station on the murder date

Washington Post publishes Russian conspiracy theories
HISTORIC INTERESTS MEET AT MEMPHIS CROSSROAD - The ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/...at.../af306779-c8da-400a-84b1-cd828e9b52b5/Feb 27, 1997 -
Pepper makes no bones about who he thinks was responsible for King's death: "I know the U.S. government had a hand in it, because people involved in the government came forward {to him} and spelled it out," he said vaguely. ". . . James Earl Ray was a patsy. He was moved around, told to do things, rent a room, be here, be there, buy some binoculars, buy a rifle. He was a fugitive, trying to get out of the country. There is a whole range of cumulative evidence I was able to look at.

As Pepper was conducting his long investigation, Memphis attorney Wayne Chastain was launching his own. A reporter in 1968 with the now-defunct Press-Scimitar, Chastain was immediately disturbed by certain inconsistencies in the case, he said. For one thing, he did not think Ray could have fired the fatal shot from the bushes outside King's motel-room balcony, as authorities said he did. For another, he said he confirmed that Charles Q. Stephens, the government's now-deceased chief witness against Ray, was "dead-drunk, with his head down on the table" when Stephens says he saw Ray come out of the bathroom bearing the rifle in a bar across the street from King's hotel.

"They thought I was crazy, fixated for years," said Chastain, 66, who is seriously ill. "I credit William Pepper's persistence and tenacity in this case. I often wanted to put it behind me and forget about it."


The defendant contributed to his own difficulties, Chastain said. "Ray never told the whole story. He has been his own worst enemy. He has told so many different stories, he made it very difficult for his lawyers."

[PDF]computers and automation computers and people
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Dec 9, 2011 - Reverend Martin Luther King. Three years ago in May 1970, when we began to pub- lish this type of article, we could not have spoken confidently of "the assassination by conspiracies" of two. Kennedys and one King. But the articles we have pub- lished — which are listed and characterized on the follow-.

[PDF]The Assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and ...
jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/.../Item%2008.pdf
Was the murder of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the result of a conspiracy? Previous installments* of this ... Americans have linked Martin Luther King with the struggle for domestic civil rights; not as apparent has been .... "Not Deliverable in the U.S. At This Time". - . . . 26. COMPUTERS and PEOPLE for May, 1974 ...

[PDF]the taking of america, 1-2-3 - Ratical.org
https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/ToA/ToA.pdf
by RE Sprague - ‎Cited by 1 - ‎Related articlesMay 15, 1978 - investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of JFK, RFK, Martin Luther Kingand the attempt upon the life of ...... For a complete listing of articles on political assassinations in the United States, published in Computers and People (formerly Computers and Automation), see the issues of People and ...
Full text of "Chastain Wayne" - Internet Archive
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By Wayne Chastain, Jr.* *Wayne Chastain Jr. is a veteran newspaper reporter who while writing for the Memphis Press-Scimitar was one of the first reporters on the scene after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. He has now investigated the King murder for over seven years, becoming in 1973 the first reporter from a major ...

Full text of "Chastain Wayne" - Internet Archive
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The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King A sniper had assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he stood on the balcony of the second floor of the Lorraine Motel, an establishment that catered exclusively to blacks, less than a block away from the cafe. Wayne Chastain ot Memphis, Tenn. , is a veteran newspaper .

'New evidence' in Luther King assassination | The Independent
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Dec 13, 1993 - MEMPHIS (Reuter) - A lawyer yesterday said he was seeking permission to present new evidence on the assassination of Martin Luther King to a Tennessee grand jury. Wayne Chastain declined to disclose material that could be discussed at a hearing. But he said the case will bring to light new figures ...

martin luther king - the fatal shot came from a different direction what really happened kgb propaganda
www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/ARTICLE1/overlooked.php
As part of the research, Ted Wilburn went back to the Lorraine Motel, to the very spot where Martin Luther King was shot, and took a photograph of the crime .... One Sunday evening I received a phone call from a private investigator, Kenneth Herman, who was working for Pepper and his associate attorney, Wayne Chastain.

The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on September 18, 1997 ...
tennessean.newspapers.com/newspage/113419641/Sep 18, 1997 - The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on September 18, 1997 · Page 13 ... Congress "still came down to the conclusion that James Earl Ray killed Martin Luther King," Campbell said. ... Prosecutors "never did anything" to investigate a possible conspiracy, said Ray defense lawyer Wayne Chastain.

COMPUTERS and PEOPLE for July. 1974
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The Assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.,
and Possible Links With the Kennedy Murders Part 6
Wayne Chastain, Jr.
810 Washington Ave., Apt. 408
Memphis, Tenn. 38105
Wayne Chastain of Memphis, Tenn., is a veteran
newspaper reporter and Southern j ournali st wi th
experience on several metropolitan dailies in
Texas: including EI Paso, Houston, Dallas and San
AntonIo, as well as on the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and a Memphis daily. He had traveled with
Dr. King's entourage on and off for two years
prior to the assassination. He had spent the last
two days of King's life covering hi s speeches in
Memphi s pri or to the shooti ng. He was on the murder scene wi thin 10 minutes after Dr. King was
shot. He interviewed eyewitnesses for one of the
fi rst comprehensive news accounts to the nati on of
Dr. King's death. A native Texan and a graduate
of the Uni versi ty of Texas wi th a bachelor's degr~e in history and political science, Mr. Chastaln. als? spent several months in early 1964 inveStIgatIng and researching the assassinati on of
President Kennedy, Jack Ruby's link with Lee Harvey Oswald and a group of pro-Cuban arms runners
and other activities related to Kennedy's death:
Months before The Warren Commi ssion' s report
which was published in the fall of 1961, Mr. Chastain -- after exhaustive interviews with hundreds
of witnesses -- had reached the conclusion that President Kennedy's death was the result of a
plot involving parami li tary professionals financed by a group of wealthy, right-wing Texans with
strong connecti ons wi th former high officials wi th the Central Intelligence Agency as well as lower
echelon CIA personnel still assigned to the bureau.

Thompson Identified Benavides
Some three months later, a private investigator,
Renfro Hays, placed some photographs on Thompson's
desk.
The present installment is an excerpt from
a forthcoming book enti tIed: Who Really Killed Dr. King -- And the Kennedys? A Disturbing View
of PolItIcal AssasSInations In America. [was this book ever published?]
describes CIA man in cuba operations around Jowers
footnote point back to Renro Hays Saga article, and another article pinning blame Oswald being controlled by the CIA.


Full text of "Chastain Wayne" - Internet Archive
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Wayne Chastain ot Memphis, Tenn. , is a veteran newspaper reporter and southern journalist with experience on several metropolitan dailies in Texas including El Paso, Houston, Dallas and San ... The present installment is an excerpt from a forthcoming book entitled: Who Really Killed Dr. King — And The Kennedy's?

[PDF]ination looks suspect King assa October 1976
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By WAYNE CHASTAIN JR. PacificNews Service. MEMPHIS — Dr. Martin Lu- ther King Jr. may ... ucus by two tic Lane, author of the best-selli - book on 'the JFK assassins n. Rush to Judgement. and Abb Mann, an Academy•. Award-winning Screenwriter and author ofJudgment in Nurem- burg. They and Newsday reporter.

Pacific News Service - Wikipedia

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Pacific News Service (PNS) is an American nonprofit media organization founded in 1969 by historian and sociologist Franz Schurmann and Orville Schell, author, journalist and former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, located in Berkeley, California. It is an alternative-news ...
noted: 
  • pro-russian conspiracy theorist Yoichi Shimatsu former associate editor of PNS [4]


Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, the Global New Left, and Radical Islam

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Robert Chandler - 2008 - ‎Political Science
The Young Communist League, USA, says “we struggle together for a socialist USA, for jobs, for youth, against racism and oppression, and for peace . . . and more. ...
wide range of leftist propaganda bombards america from shadow nooks and crannies The Pacific News Service, for example, enjoys nationwide distribution of its tilted-left news and analysis into the mainstream news. Founded in 1969 by Franz ...

Pacific News Service closes, but lessons continue - San Francisco ...

https://www.sfchronicle.com/.../Pacific-News-Service-closes-but-lessons-continue-123...

Nov 24, 2017 - Now, after growing too fast and accumulating too much debt, Pacific News Service and its subsidiary, New America Media, will close Thursday. It will end nearly a half century of tenacious coverage, with a mission that started in Indochina but expanded to include unrest in Central America and immigration ...

[PDF]The Assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and ...
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Wayne Chastain, Jr. 810 Washington Ave., Apt. 408. Memphis, Tenn. 38105. "Considering all of the legal difficulties in prosecuting Armstrong, is it any wonder why the FBI, the Memphis ... author concludes that this possible connection with the King murder is more probable ... n forthcoming book entitled: Who Really Killed.
Saga October 1969 Sensational evidence that James earl ray did not kill rev Martin Luther King by Warren Smith and Renfro T. Hays.
eyewitness reveals did not kill martin james earl ray luther king!!
jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/.../Item%2002.pdf
porter, Warren Snit. and private investigo. Renfro T. Hays, have uncovered eyewitnesses'7?Vi and documentatiqa that the confessed assassin now serving a 99-year prison sentence never fired the shot that killed America's great- est Negro leader! REV. MARTIN. LUTHER. KING! By Warren Smith with RenfroT. Hays. Grace E Stepens says the man who ran out of bathroom was not JER. seeing that man got me locked into the hospital .
fake radio reports of mustang



The Memphis Flyer: Film Feature - April 9, 1998
https://www.memphisflyer.com/backissues/issue477/mfea477.htm
Apr 9, 1998 - Raiteri's 422 1/2 South Main is based on private eye Renfro Hays' investigation of theMartin Luther King Jr. assassination. It takes its name from the address of the boarding house where James Earl Ray allegedly fired the shot that killed King. (Though the actual address is 418 South Main, many of the ... film  422 1/2 South Main is based on private eye Renfro Hays’ investigation of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. It takes its name from the address of the boarding house where James Earl Ray allegedly fired the shot that killed King. (


Full text of "Hayes Renfro" - Internet Archive
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RNMENT MemoraCdum -~SAC, Memphis (44-1987) date: 4/4/68 r* 0 * :'j SA ^WILLIAM H. LAWRENCE *- 6 subject: UNKNOWN SUBJECT; MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ... A review of Memphis file SUSH^ reveals that HAYS "L reCent - ly a3 1966 attempted to J° ln the Haywood , Tennessee HAYS in 1966 did volunteer ...

Findings on MLK Assassination | National Archives
https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/select-committee-report/part-2a.html
A. James Earl Ray Fired One Shot at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Shot Killed Dr. King Biography of James Earl Ray The committee's investigation Dr. King was killed by one shot fired from in front of him The shot that killed Dr. King was fired from the bathroom window at the rear of a roominghouse at 422 1/2 South Main ...


Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King Jr.?: The Case Against Lyndon ...
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Phillip F. Nelson - 2018 - ‎Historythere, Cowden became friends with one Renfro Hays, a private investigator who had worked on Ray's case when he had been represented by Arthur Hanes Sr. Together, the two of them decided to play a hoax that they figured would lead to making both of them a lot of money. Hays told Cowden about how Ray had claimed ...

the appearance of a con man named Coy Dean Cowden who was a friend of the prominent black Memphis congressman Harold Ford (D-TN).. was a chronic alcoholic .. while in the psychiatric  ward, became friends with Renfro Hays .. private investigator who had worked on Ray's case when he was represented by Arthur Hanes Sr. Together the two of them decide to play a hoax they figured would lead to both of them a lot of money. Hays told Cowden how Ray had claimed that he had visited a gas station in the area, so they decided that Cowden would claim  that he seen him at the McFalls station which would make his testimony valuable to sell to the highest bidder.. Hays and Cowden found a buyer National Enquire

An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King
https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1859846955
William Pepper - 2003 - ‎Biography & AutobiographyThe Execution of Martin Luther King William Pepper. Jerry or John, nevertheless hurt his own credibility by spinning such a tale. Others, too, have harmed him in this respect. Renfro Hays, the Hanes's initial investigator, has probably done more damage to the search for truth and justice in this case than just about anyone.

Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin ...
https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1480412279
Gerald Posner - 2013 - ‎Biography & AutobiographyJames Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Gerald Posner. “This story is completely false,” Cowden told a stunned hearing room. He also admitted that the story he had given Lane was false. “It was a rehearsed story.” “With whom did you rehearse the story?” “Renfro Hays.”49 It turned out that during a ...

Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King
https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1510709215
William F Pepper,Esq - 2015 - ‎HistoryThe Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King William F Pepper,Esq. none of them recalled the incident.) Hays also mentioned Harvey “Ace” Locke, a sometimes shoe repairman and safecracker of no fixed address who would often stop by the South Main Street rooming houses looking for a room where he could ...