‘My name is “Death to Traitors”‘
That’s what the man charged with killing British lawmaker Jo Cox says his name is.
The man charged with murdering the British lawmaker Jo Cox made his first court appearance on Saturday, telling the court when asked his name, “My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”
Thomas Mair, 52, had been charged earlier Saturday with murder and several other offenses, including inflicting grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm. Mr. Mair, of the town of Birstall, appeared briefly at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.
Once charges have been brought, British media law prohibits any reporting about the case that might prejudice a trial.
Ms. Cox, 41, a member of Parliament who advocated for immigrants’ causes, was gunned down on Thursday outside a library in Birstall, a town near the city of Leeds in northern England, as she was wrapping up a meeting with constituents. A 77-year-old man was also slightly injured in the attack.