BOTTOM LINE: Sues for finding of conspiracy in 1997, awarded $100 in 1999, later declares not interested in further study, but woul dbe willing have others do it.
King's widow wants a special commission to reopen the assassination probe
April 2, 1998
ATLANTA (CNN) -- The widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a national commission to investigate the civil rights leader's assassination Thursday, two days before the 30th anniversary of his slaying. Coretta Scott King said she wants to meet with President Clinton to discuss possible new evidence and recent developments in the case and to ask him to initiate a new investigation.
The Transcription of the King Family Press Conference on the MLK Assassination Trial Verdict, December 9, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia
There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. And the civil court's unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations.
This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself.