Tuesday, March 11, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- A lawyer involved in a dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize says few words were exchanged as King's daughter surrendered the items to be put in a safe deposit box.
A judge had ordered the items be kept there, with the keys held by the court, until the dispute is settled.
Lawyer William Hill, who represents the slain civil rights icon's estate, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the Rev. Bernice King gave the items to her brother Martin Luther King III so they could be placed in the safe deposit box during a Monday meeting that was over in five minutes.
Bernice and her father's estate, which is controlled by her brothers, are locked in a legal dispute over the ownership of the Bible and peace prize.