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    TRANSCRIPT: CURTIS: Well, for the price that would be involved that he'd like to have the sum of money and if it was possible he'd collect it.



    SO IF HE DID KILL MARTIN LUTHER KING IT MUST'VE BEEN FOR MONEY That would be the only thing I can think of...for I'd say that would be the only thing he'd kill for, would be for money.



    BURR: Transition to Bryant



    BRYANT: He was doing same shopping, buying some things, and as I understand it walked into a place of business. In another room in another office, he overheard quite an angry conversation between the man on the phone and whoever he was talking to. ... the conversation involved, one.....evidently the person on the other end of the phone was wanting some money and he said you can't get your money until the job is completed. Then the statement: "You can shoot the s.o.b. on the balcony". Later in the conversation it was indicated that the was not to return to this particular business to pick up the money, but that he could pick it up from his brother in New Orleans. This pretty much was the substance of the conversation.



    DO YOU FEEL HE IS A RELIABLE WITNESS?



    I would say this, the man has suffered a lot, and when a man suffers a lot it does strange things to people. But he has certainly given me reliable information in the past and aspects of this would make me believe that .... will that gives a lot of ....



    YOU FEEL THE MAN AND A GREAT DEAL TO LOSE AND NOTHING TO GAIN BY TELLING THE STORY?



    I think this is true, and he was very reluctant for me to... it took some time before he was willing to go over to the FBI with the story.



    WHAT HAS THE FBI TOLD YOU WAS THERE REACTION TO THE STORY?



    After last Wed. morning the FBI told me they didn't believe this story related in any way to the King assassination and they were through with it.



    WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO THIS?



    Well of course, I'm no detective and don't try to be one. But I'm not satisfied with. It doesn't make sense to me that the man and the completeness of the story...I've heard him tell it a number of times...he doesn't vary in the story and uh other elements in the story that....my mind is not at peace that there's not something here that needs to be...that someone needs to take a look at.



    BURR: Not written...FBI has no comment yet...still looking




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    Film ID:
    VLVA4SCRK6M4EOB27UWUP0V6Q6O1H
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SCRK6M4EOB27UWUP0V6Q6O1H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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