Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale
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Rigby murderer given whole-life term

Michael Adebolajo will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, and Michael Adebowale will serve at least 45 years for the killing.

Michael Adebolajo has been ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London.

Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, drove into Fusilier Rigby with a car before hacking him to death in May last year.

Adebolajo was given a whole-life term; Adebowale was ordered to serve at least 45 years.

The pair were absent during sentencing after a scuffle in the dock.

June Kelly reports.

  • 26 Feb
  • From the section UK