NEW: Malcom X Exoneration


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"Mind Over Murder" podcast hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley discuss the case of Malcolm X, the civil rights leader who was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, New York City on February 21, 1965. Two men were recently exonerated in Malcolm X's murder: Muhammad Aziz (born Norman Butler), 83, and the late Khalil Islam, born Thomas Johnson, who died in 2009. It appears that both the New York Police Department and the FBI withheld information that would have cleared these men of involvement at their 1966 murder trial. They spent a combined total of 42 years in prison for a murder they did not commit.
NY Times: 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X Will Be Exonerated After Decades
NY Times: Exoneration Is ‘Bittersweet’ for Men Cleared in Malcolm X’s Murder
Innocence Project: Historic and Long Overdue Exonerations of Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam for the 1965 Assassination of Malcolm X
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New Article in Virginia Gazette: 35 Years Later, Victims’ Families in Colonial Parkway Murders Still Searching for Answers, Hope DNA Advances will Solve Case By Em Holter and Abigail Adcox
New Article in Medium: The Colonial Parkway Murders — A Tale of Two Killers? By Quinn Zane
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New feature article in the Daily Beast: "Inside the Maddening Search for Virginia’s Colonial Parkway Serial Killer" By Justin Rohrlich
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