ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute over who owns the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and traveling Bible but did not issue a ruling in favor of either side.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney says he hopes to issue a ruling before the case is set to go to trial in the second half of February. The dispute has effectively pitted King's two sons against his daughter.
King's estate, which is controlled by his sons, last year asked a judge to order King's daughter to surrender the items. In a board of directors meeting last year, Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King voted 2-1 against Bernice King to sell the two artifacts to a private buyer.