Two Men Convicted Of Malcolm X’s Murder Will Have Their Convictions Thrown Out

Two Men Convicted Of Malcolm X’s Murder Will Have Their Convictions Thrown Out


According to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr, two men who had been convicted over 50 years ago in the killing of black activist Malcolm X in February 1965 were wrongfully convicted and their convictions will be thrown out on Thursday.

Muhammad A. Aziz, 83, who was released in 1985,  and Khalil Islam, who was released in 1987 and died in 2009, were known at the time of the murder as Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson.

On February 21, 1965, three men opened fire at Malcolm X, who had left the Nation of Islam in 1964, inside the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan.

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“One suspect, Mujahid Abdul Halim, was apprehended at the ballroom after being shot in the thigh. Mr. Aziz, then known as Norman 3X

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