He later admitted to Alex Haley that he checked to see that the bullet was not coming up before he p

He later admitted to Alex Haley that he checked to see that the bullet was not coming up before he p

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(He later admitted to Alex Haley that he checked to see that the bullet was not coming up before he  pulled the trigger.) This was only one example of his "crazy" behavior at this time. He was continually  high on drugs and carried a gun with him at all times. Because of his wild behavior, it was obviously  only a matter of time until Malcolm was caught: a detective named Turner began to suspect him and  seemed to be following him; next, he had an encounter with a friend of Sophia's husband one night.  Once again, circumstances were closing in on him. Finally, his luck ran out; he was arrested while  trying to pick up a stolen watch which he had left for repairs. He implicated Shorty and the girls, and  the four of them were tried. Malcolm observes, however, that he and Shorty seemed to be on trial for their relationship with  Sophia and her sister rather than for burglary. They had committed the unpardonable sin of being 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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