Rigby Killer To Appeal Conviction

One of the men jailed for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby has launched an appeal against his conviction.

29-year-old Michael Adebolajo, from Romford, east London, was convicted of the murder alongside 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, of Greenwich, south-east London.

The two men are currently awaiting sentencing, which has been held until the conclusion of an Appeal Court ruling on the use of whole-life sentences.

Fusilier Rigby was murdered on 22 May 2013, as he made his way to his barracks in Woolwich in south-east London.


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