It’s been nearly fifty years since the murder of Malcolm X, and Thomas Hagan still claims that there was no conspiracy behind the crime. What are the other theories explaining who was behind the murder of X? UPI reports:
New York corrections officials Tuesday paroled Thomas Hagan, the only man who admitted his role in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X.
Hagan, 69, who has been on work release since March 1992, was released at 11 a.m. from the Lincoln Correctional Center, which is on Malcolm X Boulevard in New York, CNN reported.
Hagan was sentenced in 1966 to 20 years to life in prison and had gone before the parole board 15 times since 1984. Two other men convicted in the killing, whom Hagan said were innocent, were released in the 1980s.
“I can’t really describe my remiss and my remorse for my actions,” Hagan has said.
Malcolm, 39, was shot to death Feb. 21, 1965, after abandoning the Nation of Islam for orthodox Islam. The split spawned a feud with Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad. The Nation of Islam, however, has denied any role in the assassination.
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