2 Men Arrested In Mexico For The Murder of Malcolm X’s Grandson, Malcolm Shabazz

2 Men Arrested In Mexico For The Murder of Malcolm X’s Grandson, Malcolm Shabazz

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Two men have been arrested in the murder of Malcolm X’s grandson Malcolm Shabazz. As previously reported, Shabazz was killed last week in Mexico.

Authorities are now stating that two waiters at a Mexico City bar will face homicide and robbery charges in the beating death of Malcolm X‘s grandson.

According to The Associated Press, prosecutors said police were seeking at least two other people believed to have participated in the attack on Shabazz, who was beaten early Thursday in a dispute over a $1,200 bar bill.

 

Prosecutor Rodolfo Fernando Rios said bar employees David Hernandez Cruz and Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus would be charged with aggravated robbery and homicide.

Rios said there was no sign of a racial discrimination in the attack on Shabazz, 28, who was assaulted after he drank with a friend at the Palace bar on Garibaldi Plaza, a downtown square famous for open-air performances by strolling mariachi musicians.

Miguel Suarez, a friend of Malcolm Shabazz, told The Associated Press last week that the fight broke out after the owner of the bar demanded that the two men pay 15,000 pesos for the time they spent drinking at the bar. He said he found Shabazz outside the bar and took him to a hospital where he died.

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Many of the bars around Garibaldi Plaza are notorious for exorbitant overcharging of customers, particularly foreigners, often on the pretext that customers must pay for time spent talking with female employees.

Rios said the initial investigation indicated Shabazz and Suarez were lured to the bar by two women.

An autopsy found that Shabazz died of blows to the head, face and torso.

Rios said Shabazz’s body had not been claimed by relatives or the U.S. Embassy. He said Mexican authorities were dealing with transporting it back to the U.S.

Rest in paradise my brother…

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