Autopsy Completed on Slain British Soldier
In a terribly graphic terrorist attack in London last week, Lee Rigby, a British soldier was murdered from cuts and stab wounds. Not long after the attack happened, videos were released and available on YouTube where viewers could see one man holding what looked like a bloody meat cleaver and another smaller knife in his hand as he talked to the camera. Rigby’s body could also be seen on the street in the video.
Not long after the attack began, other officers made it to the scene and shot the two prime suspects, injuring them. One is still in the hospital; the other man is in police custody after his release from the hospital. Since Rigby’s cause of death has been determined, the Coroner’s Court will be conducting an inquest, which is customary in England for those who were victims of violent deaths.
Several other people have been arrested and questioned in connection to this crime, but police are still asking for witnesses to come forward with any information they may have.
Rigby had a fiancé, and I can’t even fathom what she’s been going through. The fact that the attack was caught on video and shown around the world would make it so much worse, in my opinion. I know we all live in the social media age now, but do you think posting videos such as this should be acceptable?
I know we all want to be “in the know”, but at what cost? What do you think?
Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22703063; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/lee-rigby-died-cuts-stab-wounds-autopsy_n_3352738.html
Posted by Lindsay Page on May 29, 2013