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Lee Rigby Murderers Convicted By British Jury For Stabbing Soldier To Death

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This photo made from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police on Thursday Dec. 19, 2013 shows Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale on May 22, 2013 speaking to a member of the public near the Woolwich Barracks in London. The footage was shown in court during the trial of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale who were found guilty of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby. A jury on Thursday convicted two British men who considered themselves "soldiers of Allah" of murdering a serviceman who was run | ap

LONDON (AP) — A jury has convicted two British men who considered themselves "soldiers of Allah" of murdering a serviceman who was run down with a car and stabbed to death in a frenzied attack on a London street.

The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for just 90 minutes before finding Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale guilty of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby. They were acquitted of attempting to murder a police officer.

Both men had pleaded not guilty to murder, though neither denied taking part in the May 22 attack.

The 25-year-old Rigby was returning on foot to his barracks in south London when he was hit by a car, then stabbed and nearly decapitated.

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