Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson Of Malcolm X, Beaten To Death In Mexico

Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson Of Malcolm X, Beaten To Death In Mexico
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Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, died in Mexico on Thursday. The 28 year old was reportedly beaten to death during a robbery.

Shabazz is the son of Malcom X’s second daughter, Qubilah Shabazz. In 1997, he pleaded guilty to starting a fire that killed his grandmother, Malcom X’s widow, Betty Shabazz.

The Amsterdam News reports that Shabazz died early Thursday morning after sustaining serious injuries from an assault. Within the course of a robbery, he may have been shot and/or thrown from a building.

He was reportedly in Mexico to meet with labor movement organizers. Juan Ruiz, a member of the California-based labor group called Rumec, said that Shabazz was in Mexico City to meet with Miguel Suarez, one of the group’s leaders.

Suarez had been deported from the U.S. last month.

“He was murdered. He was in Mexico City and I believe they attempted to rob him and he didn’t allow it, so they beat him to death and he died on his way to the hospital. This is all I can confirm, everything else is under investigation for the meantime,” Ruiz added.

Malcolm Shabazz’s mother battled alcohol and drug addiction during most of his life, so he lived with many relatives.

He was only 12 when he set fire to his grandmother’s apartment in Yonkers, New York. Betty Shabazz sustained burns to over 80% of her body and subsequently died.

Malcolm was then sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention.

Witnesses of the court hearing described Shabazz as psychotic and schizophrenic.

He was put in jail again in 2002 for robbery and again in 2006.

Shabazz described himself as “the first male heir of the greatest revolutionary leader of the 20th century” on his Twitter profile. In his blog, he claimed to be that an aspiring writer working on two books. He was also said to be attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

Malcolm Shabazz is survived by his mother and two daughters.

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