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Police release sketch in beating of MLK's sister-in-law
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have released the sketch of a man wanted in connection with the attack of Martin Luther King Jr.'s sister-in-law.

According to Atlanta Police, Naomi King was assaulted outside of her home around 5 p.m. on Oct. 9.

King, the 83-year-old widow of Martin Luther King Jr.'s younger brother, told 11Alive that she was returning to her southwest Atlanta retirement community when a man yelled at her demanding she get out of the car.

"I said 'I will not get out of my car.' He said 'I will bust you in your lips,'" King said.

"He gave me a hard lick on my cheek," King said, describing that she was bleeding profusely.

Once again the man demanded King get out of her car and she refuses. He struck her again.

The man ran away. King had only minimal injuries.


Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637)

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