Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta is set to hear motions Tuesday in the legal dispute that pits Martin Luther King Jr.’s two sons against his daughter in a dispute over two of his most cherished items.

King’s estate, which is controlled by his sons, has asked a judge to order their sister to turn over the civil rights icon’s traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal. In a board of directors meeting last year Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King voted 2-1 against Bernice King to sell the two artifacts.

Bernice opposes the sale and says the items don’t belong to the estate.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney could resolve the ownership dispute at the hearing or he could allow it to proceed to a trial.




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