Two men convicted of role in Malcolm X assassination exonerated following evidence uncovered by docuseries
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NOVEMBER 16, 2021
Two Men Convicted of Role in Malcolm X Assasination Exhonorated
Manhattan prosecutors on Thursday will move to vacate the convictions of two men who served decades in prison for their alleged role in the assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X, officials involved in the case said. After a Netflix documentary last year raised doubts about the guilt of Muhammad A. Aziz, who previously went by the name Norman 3X Butler, and Khalil Islam (a.k.a. Thomas 15X Johnson), who died in 2009, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. launched a review of the case.

Vance’s office and the Innocence Project, which is part of Aziz’s legal team, announced on Wednesday that two men would be exonerated on Thursday afternoon in New York State Supreme Court.
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