Malcolm X Daughter Malikah Shabazz Found Dead In NYC Home

Helen Dunmore
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Malikah Shabazz Found Dead In NYC Home
Malikah Shabazz Found Dead In NYC Home

According to reports, a daughter of Malcolm X was discovered dead inside her Brooklyn home on Monday. Malikah Shabazz, 56, was discovered by her daughter inside the Midwood home at 4:40 p.m., according to sources.

According to reports, investigators do not suspect foul play will determine Shabazz’s cause of death through an autopsy.

Dermot Shea, the New York Police Department commissioner, stated on Tuesday that Shabazz had been “sick for a period”, but did not explain. “At this point in time, working with other agencies, the medical examiner, and dealing with the family, she had been unwell for a length of time, and nothing seems suspicious at this moment,” Shea said PIX11. He went on to say that police were “absolutely not” hunting for a suspect.

“I’m terribly heartbroken by the loss of Malikah Shabazz”, Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, stated on Twitter. “My heartfelt condolences go out to her family, the heirs of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X.” When Brother Malcolm was slain, Dr. Shabazz was pregnant with Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak.” Malikah Shabazz and her twin sister, Malaak, are the youngest of Malcolm X’s six daughters with his wife, Betty Shabazz.

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Seven months after the civil rights activist’s death, the twins were born. Over the years, Shabazz had multiple run-ins with the authorities. In January 2017, she and her daughter, Bettih Shabazz, were arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Maryland on animal cruelty charges. Several wounded canines were discovered in “inhumane circumstances” inside a stolen U-Haul truck driven by the couple.

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Shabazz also pled guilty in 2011 to counts of identity theft and amassing more than $55,000 under someone else’s name. Khaula Bakr, the victim, was the widow of one of Malcolm X’s bodyguards. Shabazz received a probationary term. Shabazz’s killing happened barely one week after the dismissal of two of Malcolm X’s convicted assassins, Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam. Aziz and Islam were imprisoned for nearly two decades for Feb. 21, 1965, killing Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Both were granted parole in the 1980s.

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In March 1966, the couple and a third man, Mujahid Abdul Halim, were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison a month later.

There was no physical evidence linking Aziz or Islam to the murder or the crime scene, and both had credible alibis.

Halim, who acknowledged being one of the murderers, said in the late 1970s that Aziz and Islam had “nothing to do with it”.

He named four co-conspirators; all of them were members of the Nation of Islam from New Jersey, but no one else was ever apprehended. Halim was granted parole in 2010.

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Helen Dunmore

Hey, I'm Helen Dunmore an article writer from London Ontario, Canada. I had done a master's in mass communication and M.Phill in political science and attended many College Journalism Broadcast programs where I wrote and won. I previously had attended Humber College for media studies which included writing for television and news. I have written several publications for many news related websites. Have experience more than 7 years, yeah quite a lot for you. I love writing, an expert in article writing. Currently doing article writing for many blog posts and work as an author for many web sites. Reading is my hobby, love books more than anything in my life.

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