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Couple Jailed For Lee Rigby YouTube Videos
A man has been sentenced to five years and four months for posting YouTube videos glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.
Royal Barnes, 23, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, with his wife, Rebekah Dawson, getting a 20-month sentence.
The videos posted by the British Muslim couple were "offensive in the extreme", the court heard.
They published the clips shortly after the brutal murder of Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich last May.
The couple, from Hackney in London, made three videos - the first uploaded on the day after the attack, with Barnes calling it a "brilliant day".
It was edited together with pictures of a man holding a decapitated head, a scene from Woolwich, and images of the World Trade Center.
The second clip showed Dawson ranting about how British troops would be killed on London's streets.
A third video showed Barnes mocking the public's grief at Fusilier Rigby's murder and laughing uncontrollably as he and his wife drove past flowers at the murder scene.
Barnes pleaded guilty last month to inciting murder and three counts of disseminating a terrorist publication.
Dawson, 22, who insisted on wearing a full veil in court, also admitted charges of disseminating a terrorist publication.
Judge Brian Barker QC said the pair showed "a total and continuing disregard" for the effect it would have on the soldier's family and the wider public.
Fusilier Rigby's killers were jailed last month for the attack, which saw them hack the solider to death on the streets of southeast London.
Michael Adebolajo, 29, was given a whole-life term, and Michael Adebowale, 22, was jailed for at least 45 years.