Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010

Thomas Hagan

Thomas Hagan, the confessed killer of Malcolm X walked free on April 27, paroled at age 69 after 44 years behind bars. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was riddled with bullets as he took the stage at New York's Audubon Ballroom. Hagan, Abdul Aziz and Kahlil Islam were convicted of the crime. The three were members of the Nation of Islam, which Malcolm X once led but later split with after he changed his beliefs and feuded with its new leader. Hagan, who had been on full-time work release since March 1992, lived at home with his family five days a week and reported to prison, the minimum-security Lincoln Correctional Facility in New York City, on the other two. Coincidentally, the prison is located at the intersection of 110th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.