Malcolm X Widow in Critical Condition

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YONKERS, N.Y.: Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, is in critical condition after a fire allegedly set by her grandson left her with third-degree burns on nearly 90 percent of her body. Twelve-year-old Malcolm Shabazz, who reeked of gasoline when he was arrested Sunday, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before being arraigned Tuesday. "There were problems there with that child," family lawyer Percy Sutton told the Associated Press. "He's a bright young man, but there were some troubles there." The boy allegedly set the fire because he was angry that he had to live with his grandmother; he had been sent to the co-op apartment in Westchester County three weeks ago to get him away from a tough crowd he was associating with in his neighborhood. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan expressed his sympathies for Betty Shabazz, with whom he had had a 32-year rift over the assassination of her husband Malcolm X. Mrs. Shabazz, an administrator at Medgar Evers College, believed Farrakhan was partly responsible for the fatal shooting of her husband in 1965.