The second defendant in the trial of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby has declined to give evidence in the ongoing trial.
Counsel for 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, Abbas Lakha QC, has told the Court that his client will not be giving or calling any evidence.
The judge has told members of the jury not to draw adverse inferences about his decision not to appear in the witness box.
The 22-year-old and Michael Adebolajo, 28 – who both deny murder – are both facing a murder trial for killing Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, on 22 May.
First defendant, Michael Adebolajo has said it was a “military operation” and he was a soldier of Allah.
The two men are both also accused of attempting to murder a police officer and conspiracy to murder a police officer.
Their trial resumes next week with closing speeches.
The judge said that the trial was moving into its final phases with closing speeches, but he had to deal with further legal matters before the jurors would hear them.