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Lee Rigby: Nigerian-British killers get long sentences

Published on February 26, 2014 by   ·   No Comments

Michael Adebolajo: one of the killers in London

UK™s Central Criminal Court “The Old Bailey™™, handed down the verdict in London on Wednesday.

“You both gloried in what you had done. Your sickening and pitiful conduct was in stark contrast to the women at the scene who tended to Lee Rigby’s body and challenged what you had done.

While sentencing the killers, Mr Justice Sweeney said they were convicted on overwhelming evidence of the barbaric murder of the soldier.

Michael Adebolajo: bags life jail

The pair were absent during the verdict as they were ordered out after shouting and scuffling with security guards.

Michael Adebolajo: one of the killers in London

“This was a murder with a terrorist connection,™™ Sweeney said.

The sentence of the men has opened up new debate on the safety of British soldiers within the UK, and issues concerning home grown terrorists.

He added that Adebolajo was the leader of the “joint enterprise™™ and was aided by Adebowale “enthusiastically.

Sweeney said the men carried out the murder in a way that would generate maximum media coverage.

Earlier, Rigby’s widow Rebecca said her young child would grow up and see images “no son should have to endure.™™

She said that she had accepted her husband’s life would be at risk when he was deployed to Afghanistan, but not when he was in the UK.

Nigerian British men, Michael Adebolajo, 29, was given life sentence while Michael Adebowale, 22, is to spend 45 years in jail for the murder of a British soldier Lee Rigby.

Her statement was one of those from Rigby’s family, extracts of which were read out by prosecutor Richard Whittam.

Both men hacked Rigby to death on May 22, 2013 in Woolwich South East London in what they described as “an act of religious war.™™

“He (Rigby) had done absolutely nothing to deserve what you did to him.

Michael Adebolajo: bags life jail


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