Fulton County Judge Declines to Rule in Dispute Over MLK Bible, Nobel
June 16, 2016
An ownership dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible is one step closer to trial.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney declined to rule Thursday in the dispute over the two items that has effectively pitted King’s two sons against his daughter. That means the case will likely go to trial unless the parties reach a settlement.
King’s estate, which is controlled by his two sons, in January 2014 asked a judge to order their sister to surrender the items. In a board of directors meeting that month Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King voted 2-1 against Bernice King to sell the two artifacts to a private buyer.