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Lee Rigby’s killers to be sentenced next week

Fusilier Lee Rigby, 25, was murdered in Woolwich in May

Fusilier Lee Rigby, 25, was murdered in Woolwich in May

Soldier Lee Rigby’s killers will be sentenced next week.

The sentencing of Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo will take place at the Old Bailey on Wednesday February 26 at 2pm.

The date was confirmed by a Judicial Office spokeswoman today.

The announcement comes just hours after Court of Appeal judges gave a crucial ruling backing the imposition of whole-life tariffs in cases involving the most “heinous” murders.

Trial judge Mr Justice Sweeney had put the sentencing of Adebowale and Adebolajo on hold pending the ruling on whole-life orders by a panel of five judges in London, headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas.

 
 
 

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