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David Amess' Killer Ali Harbi Ali Given Whole-Life Term In Jail

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The homegrown terrorist who murdered veteran MP Sir David Amess in a warped retaliation against politicians who voted to bomb Syria will die in jail after being handed a whole-life prison term.

Unrepentant Ali Harbi Ali pursed his lips briefly but otherwise showed little emotion as Mr Justice Sweeney handed down his sentence at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

It means he joins a handful of prisoners who will never be released from prison.

The judge told 26-year-old Ali: “The defendant has no remorse or shame for what he has done – quite the reverse.

“This is a murder that struck at the heart of democracy.”

Members of Sir David’s family wiped away tears during the 40-minute hearing, and turned to watch Ali as he was sent down to begin his sentence.

In a statement issued through police afterwards, they said: “There is no elation in our family today following this sentencing.

“Our amazing husband and father has been taken from us in an appalling and violent manner.

“Nothing will ever compensate for that.”


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