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Man Charged In British Soldier's Murder Appears In Court


Michael Adebolajo was seen shortly after the murder wielding a knife and a cleaver.

Michael Adebolajo was seen shortly after the murder wielding a knife and a cleaver.

A man charged with the murder of a British soldier last week has appeared in a London court.

A handcuffed Michael Adebowale, 22, was remanded in custody to appear at Britain's central criminal court on June 3.

He was charged on May 29 with the murder of Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old serving soldier, and with possession of a gun.

Adebowale spent six days in the hospital after having been shot by police.

A second man, Michael Adebolajo, remains under arrest in the hospital.

Rigby was killed in broad daylight in southeast London on May 22 in a murder that shocked Britain.

He was struck by a car and then stabbed by two men near his barracks.

Gruesome images that emerged after the attack showed Adebowale and Adebolajo wielding bloody knives and meat cleavers.

Based on reporting by the BBC and Reuters
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