The Nigerian-British, Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, murdered soldier Lee Rigby, 25, on his way back to Woolwich barracks in south London, in May 2013.
They were convicted by a jury of eight women and four men after a trial at the Old Bailey in central London. The young soldier who had served in Helmand, Afghanistan, fighting Islamist militants was killed in daylight. The jury took just over 1 hour 30 minutes to reach their verdicts. The same jury did not found them guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer. Relatives of Rigby cried as the verdicts were given.
Mr Justice Sweeney, who ordered that the decisions be heard in silence, said he would pass sentence after a key appeal court ruling on the use of whole life terms in January.
Late Rigby’s wife, Rebecca Rigby, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has helped us to finally get justice for Lee.
“This has been the toughest time of our lives and no one should have to go through what we have been through as a family. These people have taken away my baby’s dad, but Lee’s memory lives on through our son and we will never forget him. “I now want to build a future for Jack and make him proud of his dad like we all are.”