martin_luther_king.jpgQUINCY, Ill. (AP) _ James Earl Ray's oldest brother has written a book that he says explains who really killed civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

John Larry Ray has lived in Quincy for about four years.

The 75-year-old told The (Alton) Telegraph in Illinois for a story in Sunday's editions that his book “Truth at Last'' reveals information about the King assassination that he's kept to himself for decades.

He claims his brother, James Earl Ray, had ties to the FBI and CIA and fled Memphis after the assassination out of fear for his life.

The book also discusses the boys' early life in Quincy and Alton.

James Earl Ray died of liver disease in Nashville in 1998 while serving a 99-year prison sentence for King's 1968 murder.