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

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

This photo taken on June 18, 2016 shows flowers and tributes laid in remembrance against a photograph of slain Labour MP Jo Cox in Parliament Square, central London, June 18, 2016. (AFP Photo/Ben Stansall)
This photo taken on June 18, 2016, shows flowers and tributes laid in remembrance against a photograph of slain Labour MP Jo Cox in Parliament Square, central London, June 18, 2016. (AFP Photo/Ben Stansall)

The jury at London’s central criminal court convicts 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.

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

— AFP

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