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Brother of Lee Rigby's killer feels sympathy for soldier's son

Fusilier Lee Rigby Credit: ITV Granada

The brother of Michael Adebolajo, one of the men who murdered Fusilier Lee said he had a 'tremendous amount of sympathy' towards Lee Rigby’s son because he will grow up without a father.

Jeremiah Adebolajo said his brother should have been tried for treason not murder, and instead was subjected to an Islamophobic 'trial by the public'.

Michael Adebalojo Credit: ITV Granada

When asked if he believed his brother would pose a danger to society, he told BBC Radio 5 'personally, I don’t believe he would, no,' and insisted he would lead “a very productive life” if he was released.

Michael Adebolajo was sentenced to a whole-life term and Michael Adebowale was given a life sentence with a minimum of 45 years for the killing the 25-year-old Fusilier as he walked back to his Barracks in Woolwich last May.