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Lee Rigby murderer Michael Adebolajo apologises for killing

PICTURED: Lee Rigby killers Michael Adebolajo (left) and Michael Adebowale

MICHAEL ADEBOLAJO, one the men who murdered fusilier Lee Rigby, has apologised for his part in the killing, according to reports.

The 33-year-old has said he was “brainwashed” and “misinterpreted the Koran”.

Adebolajo, who is serving a life sentence in HMP Woodhill, a high-security prison outside Milton Keynes, said he plans to write a letter apologising for his actions to Rigby’s parents.

The killer’s remorse was revealed by a Sun on Sunday source who said: "A month ago he approached a fellow inmate and a member of prison pastoral staff to say he finally regretted the murder. He told them he acknowledged for the first time he had taken an innocent life.

"He even admitted he misinterpreted the Koran in trying to justify his horrific actions."

Rigby’s mum, Lyn, told The Sun: “How dare he intrude into our family five years on and make out it was all a big mistake.

“We have always known Lee died for nothing — he was an innocent young man walking home from work.

“But to hear his killer say that Lee was innocent and that he regrets killing him is the ultimate kick in the teeth.

“I don’t accept his sorrow or regret as genuine. And I never want to him to contact me or my family.

Adebolajo’s accomplice, Michael Adebowale, 27, is also serving a life sentence for Rigby’s murder.

The pair ran the fusilier over and then used knives and a cleaver kill him outside his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London in 2013.

At the time, Adebolajo said the murder was because “Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers. And this British soldier is one. It is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”.

Adebolajo, a former Christian and the son of a probation officer, became involved with a extremist group led by Anjem Choudary.

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