Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Jr.'s Bible, Nobel medal to be released to his estate

A judge on Monday signed an order ending an ownership dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal that had essentially pitted the slain civil rights leader's two sons against their sister.

The consent order signed by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney says the items are to be released to Martin Luther King III as chairman of the board of his father's estate but does not indicate what will happen to them after that.

The parties released a joint statement Monday saying the details of the settlement are confidential.

King's three surviving children — Martin, Dexter Scott King and Bernice King —...