Michael Adebolajo

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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 »

2nd Man Charged With Murder of British Soldier

Michael Adebolajo formally charged after release from hospital

(Newser) - Michael Adebolajo, the second suspect in the brutal killing of British soldier Lee Rigby , has been charged with murder. The other suspect in the slaying, Michael Adebowale, had already been charged, but Adebolajo was in hospital receiving treatment for injuries suffered in the attack, and wasn't released until last... More »

UK Slaying Suspect Detained in 2010 —in Kenya

Over suspicion of seeking to train with al-Qaeda-linked militants

(Newser) - Yesterday we learned that London slaying suspect Michael Adebolajo may have been questioned by Britain's domestic spy agency, MI5, last year. Today, more questions about just how much UK authorities knew (or should have known) about the man are emerging, with news that he was detained in Kenya in... More »

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