Man accused of killing UK soldier appears in court
LONDON (AP) — A man accused of killing a British soldier in London appeared in court to confirm his name, address and date of birth.
Michael Adebowale, 22, was handcuffed during the brief appearance Wednesday. He was allowed to sit down while giving information because he is still recovering from being shot by police.
He is one of two men suspected of attacking Lee Rigby. The other, 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo, remains hospitalized and has not been charged.
The daylight attack on Rigby by two men wielding knives and meat cleavers has raised tensions in Britain. It is being seen as a possible terror attack by Muslim extremists.
Security was extremely tight for Adebowale's first court appearance.
He is scheduled to be back in court Monday for another hearing and remains in custody.