LEE Rigby’s mum has said it “would not be justice” if her son’s killer died after testing positive for coronavirus.
Killer Michael Adebowale is fighting for life in hospital after being struck down by Covid-19.
Soldier Lee Rigby was brutally murdered in broad daylight by two monsters with knives and a meat cleaver in May 2013Credit: Handout
Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebowale is fighting for his life in hospital after being struck down by Covid-19Credit: PA:Press Association
It was the second time in days the monster — serving 45 years for Fusilier Lee’s murder — had been admitted to a Covid ward.
And Lee’s mum Lyn Rigby, 53, said she wants her son’s killers to serve “every day” of their sentence behind bars.
She said: “It would not be justice for Covid to take this man prematurely and end the sentence handed to him.
‘VERY BAD WAY’
“We’ve maintained true justice for Lee is to see his killers remain behind bars and serve every day of their sentence.”
Adebowale is said to be in a “very bad way” and is receiving oxygen but is not on a ventilator.
A source said: “He’s in a very bad way and fighting for every breath.
“It’s reached the stage where it’s a 24/7 battle. If he deteriorates much further, intensive care would be the next step.
“He’s very young to be affected so badly.”
It would not be justice for Covid to take this man prematurely and end the sentence handed to him.”
Lee, 25, was run over by Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo, now 36, before being hacked to death outside barracks in Woolwich, South East London, in 2013.
Adebolajo got a whole life term and tested positive for Covid a fortnight ago.
The fusilier, from Middleton, Greater Manchester, was a drummer in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
He had served in Cyprus, Germany and Afghanistan before becoming a recruiter with ceremonial duties at the Tower of London.
At the time of his death, he had separated from his wife Rebecca, mum of his two-year-old son Jack, and was engaged to his fiancee Aimee West.
Lee supported forces charity Help 4 Heroes and was wearing a branded hoodie when he was targeted outside his barracks in Woolwich, South East London.
Mum Lyn said she misses him “every hour, every day”.
She said: “My heart still bursts with pride at every minute of his life.
“My flesh and blood and my adored and only son.
“Nothing takes away the grief of losing him or the horror of how he lost his life but I truly believe he guides me in everything I am doing.”
Left to right, wife Rebecca Rigby, sisters Sara McClure and Chelsea Rigby, Lee Rigby and his mother and stepfather Ian and Lyn RigbyCredit: PA:Press Association
Lee was horrifically attacked outside his barracks in Woolwich, LondonCredit: Henry Szymanski
Lyn said: ‘We’ve maintained true justice for Lee is to see his killers remain behind bars and serve every day of their sentence’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Lee was run over by Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo, pictured, before being hacked to death outside barracks in WoolwichCredit: PA:Press Association