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LONDON (AP) — Sentencing is underway for two al Qaeda-inspired extremists convicted of murdering an off-duty British soldier who was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack on a London street.
Self-described “soldier of Allah” Michael Adebolajo and accomplice Michael Adebowale were convicted in December of murdering 25-year-old Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was struck by a car and then repeatedly stabbed with knives and a cleaver in front of horrified passersby.
The May 22 attack shocked Britain and inflamed fears of Islamic extremist terrorism in the country.
The pair appeared in the dock Wednesday as prosecutors and defense lawyers made final comments.
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