Mexican Officials Arrest Two Men in Murder of Malcolm X’s Grandson


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Mexican officials arrest two men in murder of Malcolm X’s grandson

Malcolm Shabazz, 28, died in Mexico on Thursday

Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus, 24 and David Hernandez Cruz, 24 are thought to work at the bar where Shabazz became embroiled in a dispute

Malcolm X’s ‘first male heir’ was born in 1984 and never met his activist grandfather who was assassinated in 1965

Had a troubled youth shuffling from various relatives as his mother battled alcohol and drug addiction

At age 12, admitted to starting apartment fire that killed his 63-year-old grandmother Betty Shabazz in 1997

Was an aspiring writer, attending John Jay College in New York

He was in Mexico City to meet with labor organizers before his death

PUBLISHED: 17:01 EST, 13 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:01 EST, 13 May 2013

Malcolm Shabazz, the 28-year-old grandson of political activist…

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