Malcolm X’s daughter and granddaughter have been charged with theft and animal cruelty after seven severely injured pit bulls were found in the back of a stolen rental truck.

Malikah Shabazz, 51, and her daughter Bettih Shabazz, 19, were arrested on Wednesday night in a Wal-Mart parking lot in La Plata, Maryland.

Police found the pit pull terriers, some with severe injuries, in the back of the truck stacked in crates in ‘inhumane conditions’.


Malikah Shabazz was charged with seven counts of animal cruelty and theft. Her teenage daughter Bettih Shabazz was charged with theft.

Both women gave New Hampshire addresses. They’ve been released after posting $2,000 bond.


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