Her death came just days after two men – one of them deceased – were acquitted in connection with the 1965 murder of her father.
According to a report, Malika Shabaz, 56, the daughter of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead at her Brooklyn, NY, home on Monday.
Death did not seem suspicious, New York City’s WABC-TV reported, Officials said she was found inside their house by her daughter, the report said.
Shabaz is one of six children of parents to Malcolm X and wife Betty Shabaz.
Exemption for 2 men convicted in 1965 death of Malcolm X
Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City in 1965 at the age of 39. Betty Shabaz died in June 1997 at the age of 63, nearly three weeks after being seriously burned in a fire started by her 12-year-old grandson, who was later taken into juvenile custody. Sentence.
Shabaz’s death came just days after two men – one of them died – were acquitted in 1966 in connection with her father’s death after pleading guilty.
Malikah Shabaz had several run-ins with law enforcement over the years.
In 2017, she and her daughter were arrested in southern Maryland on charges of stealing a rental truck that had seven potholes.
In 2011, Shabaz pleaded guilty to stealing the identity of an elderly family friend in North Carolina and running up more than $55,000 in credit card bills.
At the time of his arrest in that case, Shabaz was facing multiple outstanding warrants in New York City on charges of theft, forgery and identity theft.