The murder trial of two Islamic radicals who hacked British soldier Lee Rigby to death on the street continues.
We noted how the murderer pictured in so many of the newpaper covers holding a bloody machete argued in his defense that he was a “soldier of Allah” and that he was in a war, Killer of British soldier Lee Rigby: “I am a soldier and this is war”
The second murderer decided to offer no defense evidence, as reported by the Daily Mirror, which has a live blog of the proceedings:
The second man accused of hacking Fusilier Lee Rigby to death has refused to give evidence.
Michael Adebowale, 22, was due to take the stand to explain the attack on the 25 year-old soldier near Woolwich Barracks in south London.
His co-defendant Michael Adebolajo, 28, has already told the court that he tried to decapitate Lee Rigby to protest against British foreign policy.
Abbas Lakha, representing Adebowale, told the court: “I call no evidence on behalf of Mr Adebowale.” …
The judge sent the jury of eight women and four men away for the weekend and told them the court will contact them by mobile phone when they should return to court.
He said there was more legal argument to sort out before closing speeches start but said the case was still due to conclude by Christmas.
Here’s video of his capture immediately after the attack:
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