A far right fanatic was found guilty on Wednesday of killing British Member of Parliament Jo Cox — a murder that shocked Britain and reverberated across the European continent and beyond.
Thomas Mair, 53, was the lone suspect charged with shooting and stabbing Cox, a pro-immigrant, pro-refugee, junior member of Parliament, as she was arriving at a library in the northern English town of Birstall to meet with voters on June 16.
The jury at London’s Old Bailey central criminal court took 90 minutes to convict Mair. He showed no emotion after hearing the decision, according to reports.
In his first court appearance, Mair refused to identify himself by his legal name, saying, “My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”