The Manhattan District Attorney announced that two out of their men convicted of killing the famous civil rights leader Malcolm X will be exonerated. The date will be announced soon.
According to the reports, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. after undergoing grave investigation which lasted over 22 months going out evidence against Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam. Both individuals spent more than 2 decades in prison but vowed that they did not commit the heinous crime of shooting Malcolm X.
Khalil Islam died in 2009 whereas Muhammad A. Aziz is 83 years old at the moment.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has announced that he will hold a press conference on Thursday to reveal the details regarding the investigation.
Malcolm X, a renowned civil rights leader was born as Malcolm Little but was killed on 21 February 1965 while giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom, New York.
Aziz, Khalil Islam, and Thomas Hagan were convicted of murdering Malcolm x. Aziz and Islam though spent time in prison but denied carrying out the crime till the very end.
Surprisingly, District Attorney Vance Jr. found some key evidence that supports the notation that these three people were not the murderers of the late civil rights leader. The documents were decades old and the weapons used for murder cannot be tested. The witnesses had died or scattered away still their investigation team worked diligently for 22 months to unveil the truth. The investigation “pointed away” from Aziz and Islam.
A letter from a former undercover officer of NYPD Raymond Wood reinstated this investigation. Raymond Wood had claimed that there were certain NYPD supervisors who had lured the security officers of Malcolm X into committing certain crimes which caused them to be arrested by the FBI days before the fatal day of Malcolm X.
Regina Wood Jr. stated, “there was no security to prevent the gunman from coming into the building.”
A Netflix documentary “Who killed Malcolm X?” also fueled up the investigation making it certain that the District Attorney office needs to reopen the investigation.
“The FBI had eyewitness testimony from presumably the nine informants that were in the room that day about who did the crime. Full descriptions of the men, and particularly the man who wielded the shotgun. That was information that was not given to the NYPD,” stated the documentary.