Who killed Malcom X? 2 men exonerated in civil rights leader's assassination to receive $36M

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Khalil Islam spent 22 years in prison for Malcolm X's killing and died still hoping to clear his name.

last year for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, agreeing to pay $26 million for the wrongful convictions which led to both men spending decades behind bars.

Shanies said the settlements send a message that "police and prosecutorial misconduct cause tremendous damage, and we must remain vigilant to identify and correct injustices." Aziz and Islam, who maintained their innocence from the start in the 1965 killing at Upper Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom, were paroled in the 1980s.


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