Michael Adebolajo refused permission to appeal conviction and sentence

    Michael Adebolajo refused permission to appeal conviction and sentence

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    One of the most notorious murders of recent times is the killing of Lee Rigby. We have covered it a few times on the blog (see previous link). The latest news was that Mr Adebowale had received permission to appeal his tariff of 45 years.

    We had looked previously at the fact that his co-defendant, Michael Adebolajo, had applied to appeal his conviction and sentence.

    On 29th July 2014 it was announced that he had been refused permission to appeal. It seems that this will be renewed to the full court (see an explanation of how appeals work here), where it will be heard with the appeal of Mr Adebowale.

    We will look at the appeal when it is heard. We stand by our prediction that his appeal against conviction will get absolutely nowhere. Because of the legal issues surrounding whole life tariffs, he has a better shot at the sentence appeal, but I wouldn’t hold your breath …

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    Dan is a barrister at 2 Dr. Johnson’s Buildings practising in crime.

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