Malcolm X assassin Hagan freed on parole in NYC

FILE - In this 1963 file photo, Black Nationalist leader Malcolm X is pictured at a rally at Lennox Avenue and 115th St., in the Harlem section of New York. One of three men convicted of killing Malcolm X 45 years ago has been granted release from weekends in prison in his 17th appearance before a state parole board. The New York State Division of Parole says 69-year-old Thomas Hagan appeared before a parole panel March 3 and was granted release effective April 28. (AP Photo/Robert Haggins, File) (AP Photo/Robert Haggins, File)

April 27, 2010 1:03:29 PM PDT
The only man to admit shooting Malcolm X was freed on parole Tuesday, 45 years after he assassinated the civil rights leader. Thomas Hagan, the last man still serving time in the 1965 killing, was freed from a Manhattan prison where he spent two days a week under a work-release program, state Department of Correctional Services spokeswoman Linda Foglia said.