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Far-right extremist found guilty of killing British MP Jo Cox

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 widower of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, speaking at an event to celebrate Jo Cox's life in Trafalgar Square, central London on what would have been Jo's 42nd birthday. Far-right extremist Thomas Mair has been found guilty of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox on November 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

widower of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, speaking at an event to celebrate Jo Cox’s life in Trafalgar Square, central London on what would have been Jo’s 42nd birthday. Far-right extremist Thomas Mair has been found guilty of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox on November 23, 2016.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

A far-right extremist was Wednesday found guilty of murdering British MP Jo Cox a week before the European Union referendum, in an attack that sent shockwaves around the country.

The jury at London’s central criminal court convicted Thomas Mair, 53, of shooting and stabbing the mother-of-two as she arrived at a library in Birstall, northern England, to meet her constituents on June 16.

The court earlier heard that Mair shouted “Britain first” as he fired three shots at the lawmaker and stabbed her 15 times.

Investigators found an extensive collection of books on German military history, the Holocaust and Nazi race theory and a statue of a bust of the eagle of Germany’s Third Reich when they searched Mair’s Birstall home.

Following the verdict, Cox’s husband Brendan called the murder “a political act and an act of terrorism.”

“We have no interest in the perpetrator, we only feel pity for him,” he added. “Jo was interested in everybody, driven not by her ego but her desire to help.”


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  • Smart

    A British Christian terrorist over there.
    Terrorism has no religion. It’s an evil ideology.