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Jury: 2 Men Guilty of UK Soldier Murder

Jury: 2 Men Guilty of UK Soldier Murder

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.

Published December 19, 2013

Lee Rigby was attacked and killed by two men in the Woolwich area of London. (Photo: AP Photo/MOD, File)

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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Written by The Associated Press

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