The trial of two Muslim converts accused of hacking to death a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street began on Friday (November 29) in a case that has shocked many in Britain.
Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, a veteran of the Afghan war, was killed on May 22 not far from army barracks in Woolwich, southeast London in a murder that provoked disgust and fears of an anti-Muslim backlash. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as "multiple incised wounds".
They deny murdering Rigby, conspiracy to murder a police officer and the attempted murder of a police officer.
Rigby's mother Lyn, step father Ian and fiancée Aimee West attended day one of the trial.
Prime Minister David Cameron described the killing at the time as a betrayal of Islam and an attack on the British way of life.
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