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Lee Rigby murderer's brother criticises whole-life jail term
The brother of one of soldier Lee Rigby’s killers has said the murderer’s whole-life prison sentence was unjust.
Jeremiah Adebolajo is the brother of Michael Adebolajo who was jailed for life last month for murdering the fusilier with Michael Adebowale in a brutal attack in Woolwich.
He told the BBC it was “strange” his 29-year-old brother, of Oakwood Close, Hither Green, was given a longer sentence than Pavlo Lapshyn, a Ukranian man who killed a muslim and plotted to bomb a series of mosques.
He added that his brother would be “productive” to society if he was released and he had sympathy for the 25-year-old fusilier’s son, who would grow up fatherless.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 today (March 26), Jeremiah Adebolajo said: “It seems strange to me that a man can be sentenced to life for the death of one man and another man can be sentenced to 40 years for the death of one man and the attempted murder of many, many others.”
He went on to say he felt public outrage over the soldier’s death affected his brother’s sentence.
Mr Adebolajo added: “Certainly, I believe that my brother would live a very productive life were he to be released.”
To hear the full interview click here.
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