Man who killed Malcolm X free after 44 years

April 28, 2010

(ChattahBox) – Thomas Hagan, who pleaded guilty and the only man to admit his role in the assassination of iconic black Muslim leader Malcolm X, has been released on parole, CNN reports.  Malcolm X was shot dead on February 21st, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom, where he was giving a speech.  Thomas Hagan, 69, also known as Talmadge Hayer, was a member of the militant Nation of Islam movement. He along with two other men, Muhammad Abdul Aziz and Khalil Islam, were charged with murder, but only Hagan admitted at his trial that he was responsible.

Hagan, now 69 years old, was freed from the minimum-security Lincoln Correctional Facility located on Malcolm X Boulevard in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Tuesday morning, a day earlier than expected because his paperwork was processed quicker than anticipated.

Hagan has been on a full-time work-release program since 1992 that allowed him to live at home with his family and report to prison twice a week.

Hagan, who is still a Muslim but no longer belongs to the Nation of Islam, says he is sorry for his role in slaying X.


Comments

8 Responses to “Man who killed Malcolm X free after 44 years”

  1. Dan on April 28th, 2010 2:35 pm

    Why do black people have a history Month and White and Mexicans don’t?

  2. Dan on April 28th, 2010 2:35 pm

    Why do black people have a history Month and White and Mexicans don’t?

  3. Joe on April 28th, 2010 3:19 pm

    who gives a sh[edited] about [edited]

  4. Patrick on April 28th, 2010 4:09 pm

    Mexicans do have a history month. Its called Hispanic history month. Everyone knows about the white man’s history, hell its taught in school for years. Why do you need a month about it?

  5. Bob on May 4th, 2010 11:15 am

    The true story about Malcolm X!

  6. nicole on June 20th, 2010 3:39 pm

    First I won’t to say, the man who killed macolm needs to stay in prison for the rest of his life. Second white people history is always being taught all throug school.

  7. nicole on June 20th, 2010 3:40 pm

    First I won’t to say, the man who killed macolm needs to stay in prison for the rest of his life

  8. nicole on June 20th, 2010 3:44 pm

    I think hagan should have fried in the chair for what he did. He was able to go see his family during his years in prison that’s bullshit. I don’t agree with what the islam stand for.

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