Terrorist who murdered three members of LGBT community in ‘brutal’ Reading attack gets whole life sentence : worldnews


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Khairi Saadallah, a Libyan refugee, pleaded guilty to three counts of murder after killing James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett in Forbury Gardens on 20 June last year.

In his sentencing remarks, Mr Justice Sweeney said he was sure that Saadallah had been trained to fight for the extremist group Ansar al Sharia in Libya – and had lied about his role in the group when he applied for asylum in the UK. The judge said the knife Saadallah bought for the attack “Was chosen with care to ensure the maximum likelihood of swift fatal injury each time it was used”.

Just 10 days after leaving prison in June last year, Saadallah searched online for “Is corona a sign of the end of the world?” and looked at images of people sitting around Forbury Gardens, where he would later launch his attack.


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