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UK Soldier's Killers Scream, Fight at Sentencing

Michael Adebolajo gets life in prison, Michael Adebowale gets 45 years to life

(Newser) - Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale—the men who slashed British solider Lee Rigby to death in the streets of London—were sentenced today, and they made it a memorable hearing. Before the judge could hand down his sentence, Adebolajo shouted, "Allahu Akbar!" at the judge and he and... More »

UK Convicts 2 in Soldier's Gruesome Murder

'Soldiers of Allah' found guilty in attack on Lee Rigby

(Newser) - A jury today convicted two British men who considered themselves "soldiers of Allah" of murdering serviceman Lee Rigby , who was run down with a car, stabbed to death, and nearly decapitated in a frenzied attack on a London street. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for... More »

Accused Soldier-Stabber Testifies: I Love al-Qaeda

Michael Adebolajo says he's a soldier in a war

(Newser) - One of two men who allegedly killed British soldier Lee Rigby has proclaimed his support for al-Qaeda in court: "I love them; they're my brothers," Michael Adebolajo said, per the BBC . But "I have never met them." He called himself a soldier in a "... More »

Brits Tried to Recruit Slaying Suspect, Says Friend

Man is arrested immediately after BBC interview

(Newser) - Britain's spy agency was not only aware of one of the suspects in this week's savage London murder , it tried to recruit him just six months ago, a friend tells the BBC . In an interview, Abu Nusaybah said the MI5 questioned Michael Adebolajo about a trip he made... More »

Police Nab 'Conspirators' in UK Terror Killing

Meanwhile, reports identify second alleged stabber

(Newser) - The plot to kill a soldier in the streets of London may have gone deeper than the two men who hacked Lee Rigby to death . Police yesterday arrested two more people, a man and a woman, both 29, as suspected conspirators in the attack, the Wall Street Journal reports. They... More »

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