Lee Rigby murderer given permission to appeal sentence

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One of the Islamic fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich has been given permission to appeal against his sentence.

Michael Adebowale, of Thames Street, Greenwich,  was convicted of mowing the young soldier down and hacking him to death in a brutal attack staged with fellow extremist Michael Adebolajo on May 22 last year.

A spokesman for the judiciary confirmed yesterday (July 16) that Adebowale was given permission to appeal against the sentence yesterday by a High Court judge.

A full appeal hearing in front of three judges will take place at a later date.

Adebowale, 23, was given a life sentence with a minimum of 45 years for his role in the slaying by Mr Justice Sweeney at the Old Bailey in February.

He was spared a whole life term, although one was given to his Hither Green accomplice Adebolajo, 29, because of his age and lesser role in the deadly attack. Adebolajo launched an appeal against his whole life term in April.

The pair showed no remorse for their actions throughout their Old Bailey trial, and erupted with rage during their sentencing hearing, causing security guards to bundle them down to the cells as Fusilier Rigby's heartbroken relatives looked on.

The British-born extremists mowed Fusilier Rigby down in a car before hacking him to death in the street in front of horrified onlookers near Woolwich Barracks in south east London in May last year.

They both claimed that they were ''soldiers of Allah'' and were motivated by the plight of Muslims abroad to carry out the killing

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9:07am Wed 16 Jul 14

concerned.erith says...

How the hell can this peice of filth be allowed to appeal? What the FKUC was the judge thinking of?

These scum forfeited their human rights when they took the life of Lee so what are we doing funding this?
How the hell can this peice of filth be allowed to appeal? What the FKUC was the judge thinking of? These scum forfeited their human rights when they took the life of Lee so what are we doing funding this? concerned.erith
  • Score: 42

9:49am Wed 16 Jul 14

Wiff180 says...

Disgusting. I hope his family are going to pay for the legal costs.
He should be hung....end of all these appeals
Disgusting. I hope his family are going to pay for the legal costs. He should be hung....end of all these appeals Wiff180
  • Score: 29

11:05am Wed 16 Jul 14

Joelo says...

Why am I not even surprised! Knowing the so called justice system in this joke of a country he will prob win it too!
Why am I not even surprised! Knowing the so called justice system in this joke of a country he will prob win it too! Joelo
  • Score: 18

12:14pm Wed 16 Jul 14

kentlad says...

Wiff180 wrote:
Disgusting. I hope his family are going to pay for the legal costs.
He should be hung....end of all these appeals
totally agree hang the **** doesnt even deserve to be kept in prison....
It's time this country gets tough and with cases like this where there is 110% evidence the death penalty should be given!!!
[quote][p][bold]Wiff180[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. I hope his family are going to pay for the legal costs. He should be hung....end of all these appeals[/p][/quote]totally agree hang the **** doesnt even deserve to be kept in prison.... It's time this country gets tough and with cases like this where there is 110% evidence the death penalty should be given!!! kentlad
  • Score: 23

2:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Unfortunately it's called due process. The legal system ( like it or not ) is just crossing the T's and dotting all the I's so these murdering scum never ever see freedom again.
Unfortunately it's called due process. The legal system ( like it or not ) is just crossing the T's and dotting all the I's so these murdering scum never ever see freedom again. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Wed 16 Jul 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Joelo wrote:
Why am I not even surprised! Knowing the so called justice system in this joke of a country he will prob win it too!
Exactly what I just said to hubby. How on earth do these judges sleep at Night? They are a complete ar@e wipe for an excuse of representatives of the judicial system.
Keep urko locked up for ever and a day. I shall only be happy to see his lifeless body being brought out of prison in a body bag. Same goes for the other thing that was his accomplice.
[quote][p][bold]Joelo[/bold] wrote: Why am I not even surprised! Knowing the so called justice system in this joke of a country he will prob win it too![/p][/quote]Exactly what I just said to hubby. How on earth do these judges sleep at Night? They are a complete ar@e wipe for an excuse of representatives of the judicial system. Keep urko locked up for ever and a day. I shall only be happy to see his lifeless body being brought out of prison in a body bag. Same goes for the other thing that was his accomplice. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 10

9:26pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Gypo.Joe says...

" Exactly what I just said to hubby"


Oh my sides.

ROFLMAO
" Exactly what I just said to hubby" Oh my sides. ROFLMAO Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -2

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