With less than a month away from the anniversary of Malcolm X’s death, it has been reported that one of his daughters and granddaughter were busted with a stolen rental truck filled with dogs suffering from “inhumane conditions.”
Malikah Saban Shabazz and her daughter Bettih Bahiyah were arrested after police were tipped off about a stolen Vermont U-Haul truck being spotted in a southern Maryland Walmart parking lot, NBC Washington reported.
According Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, Janelle Love, when police arrived they found seven dogs, some injured, living in stacked crates. Love had described the conditions that the dogs were in as “inhumane.”
The 51 and 19-year-old were both charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and theft in excess of $10,000. Malikah, who was born seven months before her father was assassinated, was also charged with seven misdemeanor counts of animal abuse or neglect.
If found guilty Malikah can face up to 20 years in prison and $20,000 in fines with her daughter. Malikah could also face an extra 90 days and $1,000 for her animal crimes. As of now, the dogs were taken to an animal shelter and both women have posted $2,000 bond each and have been released.
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