Killer of Malcolm X Is Granted Parole

Andy Newman and John Eligon, New York Times, March 19, 2010

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Thomas Hagan has been held since moments after shots rang out in the Audubon Ballroom in 1965. He has been on work release for more than two decades, but he still spends two days a week locked up at the Lincoln Correctional Facility on West 110th Street in Manhattan.

{snip} His final release date is tentatively scheduled for April 28. {snip}

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Mr. Hagan said in a 1977 affidavit that he and several accomplices {snip} decided to kill Malcolm X because he was a “hypocrite” who had “gone against the leader of the Nation of Islam,” Elijah Muhammad. Mr. Hagan said that after one man shot Malcolm X in the chest with a shotgun, he and another man fired several more rounds at him.

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