USA: Malcolm X gunman Thomas Hagan freed

“Last man still serving time for 1965 murder of civil rights leader released on parole

The only man to admit shooting Malcolm X has been freed on parole, 45 years after he helped to assassinate the civil rights leader in New York City. Thomas Hagan, 69, was freed on Tuesday, said Linda Foglia, of the state correctional services department. He had spent two days a week at a Manhattan prison under a work-release programme. Hagan, the last man still serving time for the 1965 killing, admitted being one of three gunmen who shot Malcolm X at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. He has repeatedly expressed regret, and applied for parole 16 times before his request was approved.”

(Quelle: Guardian – World Latest.)


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