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Romford killer Michael Adebolajo launches appeal against whole-life sentence

Adebolajo. Picture: Metropolitan Police Adebolajo. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
5:15 PM

Romford killer Michael Adebolajo has launched an appeal against his whole-life sentence for the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Greenwich on May 22, last year.

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Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, of Greenwhich, drove into the soldier before hacking him to death with a knife.

At the time, judge Mr Justice Sweeney, said Adebolajo’s was a “rare case” which warranted a whole-life term.

Adebowale was sentenced to a minimum of 45 years in jail.

Mr Justice Sweeney said the men, both British-born Muslim converts, had “butchered” the 25-year-old soldier.

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