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Lee Rigby’s Muslim murder suspects plead not guilty to hacking in London street
Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, the two men who were arrested for hacking to death a British soldier as he walked down London streets in broad daylight, pleaded not guilty in court on Friday.
One of the suspects in the apparent Islamist terrorist attack was even captured on video with bloody hands after the incident, waving a blood-stained knife, Reuters reported.
The attack that left off-duty soldier Lee Rigby dead in the streets occurred on May 22. The suspects are accused of running him over with their car and then hacking him several times — while several horrified witnesses watched.
The two suspects were subsequently shot by police and placed under arrest and heavy guard at a nearby hospital.
The men made an appearance via videolink at Old Bailey court in London and denied murdering Mr. Rigby, The Associated Press reported. They also pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of a police officer and conspiracy to murder a police officer.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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