WASHINGTON(AP) - A joint House and Senate set up to reopen an investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will issue a report friday that concludes that King was not shot by James Earl Ray, but rather died as the result of a suicide.
"We were pretty stunned when we reviewed the evidence, but it's pretty crystal clear," said committee chairman Walt Restove (R-Vermont). "The son of a bitch actually killed himself."
The committe report will recommend that the King federal holiday be abolished and those workers who previously have take time off since the holiday's inception in 1986 be required to repay their employers.
"We can't give folks a day off for a suicide," said Restove.