Family of suspect calls London killing senseless

LONDON (AP) — The family of a man arrested on suspicion of murdering a British soldier has expressed horror over what it calls a "senseless killing."

Soldier Lee Rigby, 25, was killed by two men wielding knives and meat cleavers last week near his barracks in London in an apparent Islamic extremist attack.

Two suspects — believed to be Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale — were shot by police at the scene and arrested on suspicion of murder.

Adebolajo's family spoke of its "profound shame and distress" in a statement issued Tuesday, saying it has sent "heartfelt condolence" to Rigby's relatives.