Charges brought against suspected murderer of Lee Rigby
LONDON, May 30 (RAPSI, Denis Voroshilov) – Crown Prosecution Service has brought charges against one of the suspects in the murder of a British serviceman in London on May 22.
Soldier Lee Rigby was killed as he was returning to Woolwich barracks in southeast London. The police detained two suspects, Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, at the crime scene almost immediately. They were telling passersby that they had killed Rigby because of their religion.
The two suspects, who resisted arrest, were shot by officers and taken to hospital. Adebowale was released on Tuesday and taken to a south London police station.
“This man (Adebowale) is now charged with serious criminal offences and he has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice this trial,” Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Special Crime and Counter-terrorism Division told journalists on Wednesday evening.
She said he will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, where he will be asked if he understands the charges that have been brought against him.
Hemming said the prosecutors continued working together with the police on a procedure for bringing charges against the second suspect, who remains in hospital.
Adebowale has been questioned several times but his statements have not been made public.