Bernice King, the one member of Martin Luther King Jr.’s direct family who does not want to sell his Nobel Peace Prize and Bible, turned the items over today to be watched over by the Fulton County Superior Court.
An attorney involved in the case said that about 2 p.m., Bernice King appeared at an undisclosed bank and handed the items to her brother, Martin Luther King III, who placed them inside a safety deposit box. The keys to the box will be controlled by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney.
King III and Dexter King, took their sister to court last month over the possession of the items, which they intend to sell through the King Estate. Bernice King voted against the sale and refused to turn over the items. Judge McBurney ordered her to hand over the items until the court case is heard on Sept. 29. A motion hearing is scheduled for this Friday as both sides are asking for the dismissal of opposing lawyers.
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