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Mexican Authorities Arrest 2 for Beating Death of Malcolm Shabazz

May 14, 2013
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Authorities in Mexico say they have arrested two men accused of fatally beating Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X. Police say Shabazz was 29 when he died at a bar in Mexico City last Thursday. The two men arrested are waiters at the club. Mexico City Attorney General Rodolfo Ríos said Shabazz and labor rights activist Miguel Suárez had disputed a nightclub bill for more than $1,200 before Shabazz was hit.

Rodolfo Ríos: "From evidence, Mexico City’s attorney general concluded that David Hernández Cruz and Manuel Alejandro Pérez de Jesús, among other participants, took the life of Malcolm Lateef Shabazz, who died as a result of a trauma caused by a blunt object, from a blunt edge. Those responsible were admitted and put before a penal judge for their suspected responsibility for homicide and aggravated robbery."


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