Flash! Woolwich: Second Suspect In Soldier Murder, Michael Adebolajo Charged

The British counter-terrorism police have charged a second man with the murder of Lee Rigby, a serving soldier who was hacked to death on a London street.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, was charged on Saturday for the May 22 killing and with the attempted murder of two police officers and with possession of a firearm, a 9.4mm revolver, with intent to cause others to believe that violence would be used.

Adebolajo was remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, police said in a statement.

Another suspect in the case, Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared at the same court on Thursday and was also charged with Rigby’s murder and possession of a firearm.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled at the Old Bailey for June 28.

Both men were shot by police at the scene of Rigby’s killing, a street in the southeast London neighbourhood of Woolwich, close to some UK army barracks.

They were then arrested and taken to London hospitals. Adebowale was discharged from hospital on Tuesday and Adebolajo on Friday.

A post-mortem gave Rigby’s cause of death as multiple cuts and stab wounds.

Courtesy Aljazeera

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