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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Shabazz Sentenced

YONKERS, New York () -- The 12-year-old grandson of Malcolm X must spend at least 18 months at a juvenile facility for troubled adolescents for burning to death his grandmother, Betty Shabazz.

Prosecutors said Malcolm Shabazz, set the gasoline fire in hopes of being reunited with his mother, Qubilah, who has had problems with alcohol and a major run-in with the law. Spitz said Malcolm is mentally ill and gave him the maximum sentence allowed.