History August 09, 2019 at 03:00 pm

5 things you didn’t know about Huey Newton, the radical founder of the Black Panther movement in 1966

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey August 09, 2019 at 03:00 pm

August 09, 2019 at 03:00 pm | History

He was murdered

Black Panther leader Huey Newton lying in casket. He was shot to death on an Oakland, Ca street. (1989 photo) Credit: theclio.com

Newton was shot twice in the face in West Oakland, California by Tyrone Robinson, a member of neighbouring Black Guerrilla Family, claiming self-defence to the police on his arrest. When no evidence was found to support his claim, Robinson was convicted of first-degree murder in 1991 and sentenced to a prison term of 32 years to life.

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