Judge Says MLK Bible Belongs to His Estate

     ATLANTA (CN) — The Bible that Martin Luther King Jr. traveled with belongs to his estate, a state judge ruled.
     Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney set an August 15 trial date to determine the owner of the civil rights leader’s Nobel Peace Prize.
     King’s daughter, Bernice King, has been embroiled in a legal battle with the estate and King’s sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King, who plan to sell the items.
     In January 2014, the estate filed a lawsuit to retrieve the items, which have been kept in a safe deposit box since March 2014. A year later, McBurney delayed further action to give the two parties a chance to work out an agreement, which they never reached.
     In 1995, King’s heirs agreed to sign over the rights to several of their father’s artifacts to the estate, but Bernice King has yet to relinquish the items in question.

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