Woolwich murderer's mum: 'Please forgive my son'

The mother of Woolwich murderer Michael Adebowale has told ITV News she has asked the mother of Lee Rigby for forgiveness, condemning the attack on the soldier as "senseless".

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Defendants 'prayed' they would strike a soldier only

Michael Adebolajo told the jury that he and his co-defendant Michael Adebowale prayed to Allah before the attack that they would attack a soldier and not a civilian:

To be 100 percent, I don't believe there's a way to know 100 percent that was a soldier, however there were some steps that we took.

For example before we started out on that day and the night previous to that I started worshipping Allah and begging him that ... we strike a soldier and a soldier only.

– michael adobolajo

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