Lee Rigby’s Killer, Michael Adebowale Gets Right To Appeal Against Sentence Due To Mental Illness

Michael Adebowale was involved in the Woolwich murder incident, killing Lee Rigby (25), father-of-one as the latter walked home to his family

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One of Lee Rigby’s killers has been given the right to appeal against his life sentence due to mental health problems. Michael Adebowale, 22, was given a 45-year minimum term for murdering the soldier in Woolwich last year in an attack which shocked Britain, Mail Online reports.

It was confirmed this morning that the 22-year-old will now be allowed to appeal against his punishment after he was transferred to Broadmoor Hospital. Adebowale was jailed alongside Michael Adebolajo, 29, in February after the pair ran over Fusilier Lee Rigby in a car before attacking him with knives and a meat cleaver.

Adebolajo was given a whole-life sentence, meaning he will never be released from prison. He had been serving the first months of his prison term at Belmarsh high-security prison in south-east London. But he was moved to a mental health unit at Broadmoor two weeks ago after reportedly ‘hearing voices’ and suffering ‘psychotic episodes’. It emerged this morning that, because of his mental health, he will now be able to appeal against his sentence in a bid to win an early release.

Lee’s family have described this recent development as ‘a joke’.

 

Article Credit: Mail Online 

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