On this day: May 22

Posted: 4:07 PM EDT May 21, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 22, 2015

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OTD May 22 - Lee Rigby
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2013: In a brutal attack recorded on closed-circuit TV and by bystanders, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale hit 25-year-old British soldier Lee Rigby (pictured) with a car and then hack him to death with a meat cleaver and knives. The Islamic converts, through testimony or their lawyers' arguments in court, indicated they killed Rigby for Allah. Cellphone footage replayed at the trial showed Adebolajo, still clutching a cleaver in his bloody hands, ranting that the killing was "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" for British soldiers killing Muslims overseas. The two were convicted of Rigby's murder in December 2013 and sentenced in February 2014, with Adebolajo receiving life in prison and Adebowale receiving a sentence of at least 45 years.


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