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Pair denies hacking death on London street

(NBC NEWS) LONDON — Two men accused of hacking a British solider to death in broad daylight on a busy London street pleaded not guilty Friday to his murder.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared at the London’s Old Bailey court where they denied murdering military Drummer Lee Rigby in British capital’s Woolwich area on May 22.

As well as denying the murder charges, the defendants each pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to murder a police officer and attempted murder of a police officer, officials said.