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2 men set to be cleared in the 1965 killing of Malcolm X

Andrew Cuomo

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are to be cleared after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing. Lawyers and the Innocence Project said Wednesday that a new investigation found authorities withheld evidence favorable to the defense in the trial of 83-year-old Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam. Manhattan’s top prosecutor says he plans to ask a court to dismiss the convictions. Aziz says his conviction resulted from a process that was, in his words, “corrupt to its core.” Malcolm X was gunned down in a Harlem ballroom as he began a speech.

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