These chilling CCTV images show Michael Adebolajo buying kitchen knives and petrol in the hours before the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.
The suspected Islamic terrorist, wearing a black beanie hat, was filmed the day before the killing as he paid Â£24.99 for a set of five knives at Argos.
He also bought a knife sharpener. The next day, he was filmed as he filled his car with petrol.
When he did not have any money to pay, he left his mobile phone as a deposit, instructing the Tesco assistant not to answer it, before returning with cash.
The images were shown to an Old Bailey jury yesterday.
Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, are accused of murdering Mr Rigby near Woolwich Barracks, South East London, in May.
One bystander said Adebolajo had â€˜pure evilâ€™ in his eyes as he hacked the 25-year-old soldier to death with a meat cleaver.
Other witnesses described how the men behaved like â€˜animalsâ€™ as they mutilated their victim after running him down in a car.
One mistook the soldier for the victim of a gang feud. Others thought the attackers were trying to resuscitate him as his body rocked from their blows.
Mr Rigbyâ€™s widow Rebecca fled court in tears as horrific details of his final moments were described.
His sister Sara McClure, fiancÃ©e Aimee West and other family members sat in silence yards from the alleged killers.
Bereft: Rebecca Rigby, left, the estranged wife of Lee Rigby fled the court in tears today. Aimee West, right, the fiancÃ©e of the fusilier was also in court
Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC said witnesses were left in shock, with some unable to sleep for days, by the barbarity of the attack.
He said the pavement was leftÂ covered in blood.
Cheralee Armstrong, 38, said the attack was so ferocious that it was as if the two men were trying to remove the victimâ€™s organs.
â€˜At first I thought they were resuscitating a man on the floor after a car crash,â€™ she said.
One of the attackers â€˜kept ramming the two knives into the man on the floorâ€™.
She added: â€˜When the knives came up I could see the whole length of the blades, which were covered in blood. It seemed like they were trying to remove his organs from his torso.
â€˜I then got out of the car and shouted, â€œStop, stopâ€. The man in the hat was staring at me. His expression was blank, but pure evil and his eyes were bulging.â€™
Miss Armstrong said the two killers threw Mr Rigbyâ€™s body into the road â€˜like it was aÂ rubbish bagâ€™.
â€˜The men were behaving like animals, prancing around. One was talking and chanting some words, but I couldnâ€™t hear what he was saying. He looked mad, like he had escaped from the mental hospital.â€™
James Henegan, 39, who had been with Miss Armstrong, wiped away tears as he told the jury he thought he was going to be shot when one of the men pointed a gun at him.
Adebolajoâ€™s barrister David Gottlieb asked him if he knew there was â€˜nothing he could have doneâ€™ to change what happened to Mr Rigby.
When Mr Henegan, replied â€˜Yesâ€™, the barrister added: â€˜My client is very anxious that you should know that.â€™
Electrician Thomas Seymour said he assumed the killing was gang or drug-related because of the â€˜craziness of what was going onâ€™.
He said he thought the victim was black â€˜but after a short while I realised this was because he was covered in bloodâ€™.
Others saw the men â€˜playing to the camerasâ€™ as people filmed the aftermath of the attack on their mobile phones.
Via – DailyMail