Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lee Rigby killers get life

From the Beeb:

26 February 2014

Lee Rigby murder: Adebolajo and Adebowale jailed

 Michael Adebolajo has been given a whole-life term and Michael Adebowale has been jailed for a minimum of 45 years for murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby.

 Adebolajo, 29, and Adebowale, 22, drove into Fusilier Rigby with a car before hacking him to death in Woolwich, south-east London, in May last year.

The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, said Adebolajo's case was one of those "rare cases" warranting a whole-life term.

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

As Mr Justice Sweeney began to sentence the men they started shouting and scuffling with court security guards. They had to be forced to the ground and were removed from court.

Sentencing the killers in their absence, the judge said they had been convicted on "overwhelming" evidence of the "barbaric" murder of Fusilier Rigby...
Much more here.

The family is quoted as saying that no other sentence would have been acceptable, and I have to agree....although it galls me that a) there is no death penalty in GB, and b) I suppose a long appeal process will now commence and c) these scum get to live on the taxpayer GBP for the rest of their lives..

Rest in Peace, Fusilier Rigby.  Rest In Peace.... 

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