The mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby said she told her son it was time for him to rest in peace as she watched the two men convicted of his death being sentenced.
Michael Adebolajo, 29, was given a whole life term and Michael Adebowale, 22, was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 45 years at the Old Bailey yesterday.
"I told Lee, 'It's time for you to rest in peace my beautiful son. Justice has been done and sleep well until we meet again,'" Lyn Rigby told The Sun.
"These sentences bring me comfort to know Lee will suffer no more - even though our pain goes on."
The 47-year-old said she could never forgive the pair who murdered her son near Woolwich Barracks in May last year, saying her hatred for them "burns my soul".
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