Life is good for Al-Mustafa Shabazz. The 76-year-old ex-con lives in a gated two-story home in one of the nicer neighborhoods in Newark.
He drives a gold Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan. And he’s married to one of the city’s most prominent civic leaders.
But Shabazz has an even better reason to be counting his blessings: He allegedly got away with one of the most notorious murders of the 20th century.
The burly Muslim with the white beard was the chief assassin in the slaying of Malcolm X, according to the author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the slain civil rights leader.