2 men plead not guilty in UK soldier slaying

2013-09-27 13:20
Lee Rigby. (Picture: AFP)

Lee Rigby. (Picture: AFP)

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London - Two men have pleaded not guilty to killing a British soldier who was hacked to death on a London street in an apparent Islamist terrorist attack.

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were shot by police and placed under armed guard in a hospital after the 22 May attack on Lee Rigby, an off-duty soldier who was run over by a car and then stabbed repeatedly while walking back to his military barracks in southeast London.

Adebolajo, aged 28, and Adebowale, aged 22, appeared via videolink at London's Old Bailey court on Friday and denied murdering Rigby. They also denied attempting to murder a police officer and conspiracy to murder a police officer on or before 22 May.

Rigby's widow, Rebecca, broke down in tears in court.

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