9. Martin Luther King Jr
This list would not be complete without mentioning the assassination of the famous clergyman and social rights activist, Luther King. He was well known for his vehement advocacy for racial equality and his major role in the ending of the legal segregation of black and white Americans in the south and other parts of the United States.
Martin Luther was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee on the 4th of April, 1968. His killer was identified as James Earl Ray, a known fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary.
Although James was captured and sentenced, there are claims that he wasn’t acting alone. Sources reveal that the assassination was the outcome of a conspiracy involving the U.S. government, the Mafia, and the Memphis police.