NEW YORK — A POS convicted in the 1971 Black Liberation Army assassination of two NYPD officers will be released on parole in October, the widow and daughter of NYPD Patrolman Joseph Piagentini told PIX11. A state source confirmed the decision late Tuesday afternoon, telling PIX11 News 68-year-old Anthony Bottom, who now goes by Jalil Abdul Mutaqim, has been granted "an open release date of October 20, 2020 or earlier." Bottom's been in state prison since 1977, more than 43 years. "I am very angry," widow Diane Piagentini said about the decision. Piagentini accused Bottom of being the most ruthless of the killers, who lured the two patrolmen, one Black and one White, to Harlem with a phony 911 call. Both NYPD officers were fathers. Bottom and two other BLA members had come to New York from California specifically to assassinate police officers. When the officers responded to the housing project, they were ambushed from behind with a fusillade of bullets. Bottom shot Piagentini’s partner, 33-year-old officer Waverly Jones, first. Jones, who was Black, was shot five times. "He (Bottom) shot him in the head and down his spine," Diane Piagentini recalled. Man convicted in BLA slaying of 2 NYPD officers in 1971 to be released on parole: source I have nothing good to say about this shitbag so I'll end it here.