White Supremacist Found Guilty Of Murdering British Lawmaker Jo Cox

Kim Leadbeater

Police are hunting the supplier who gave far right fanatic Thomas Mair the gun he used to murder MP Jo Cox.

On June of this year she was heading to a meeting in Birstall, when a man approached her outside of the library where the meeting was going to take place, and according to witnesses, shot and stabbed her repeatedly.

A Briton obsessed with Nazi Germany and far-right politics was found guilty on Wednesday of murdering British lawmaker Jo Cox a week before Britain's highly charged referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

After the verdict, Cox's widower Brendan Cox told the court the family did not seek retribution.

In a statement later published on Twitter, he added: We hope the country will take something from this.

"The killing of Jo was a political act, an act of terrorism, but in the history of such acts, it was perhaps the most incompetent and self-defeating".

Mair was also convicted of grievous bodily harm because he stabbed an elderly man who was attempting to help Cox during the attack in the village of Birstall, according to Reuters. I am a political activist.

It came after his Westminster Magistrates' Court first appearance on June 18, where he announced "My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain". Neil Basu, a senior counterterrorism detective, said there are signs the threat from far-right extremism in Britain is growing.

Jurors were told that Mair had pleaded not guilty, but his lawyers presented no evidence in his defense.

The judged refused Mair's request to address the court personally as Cox's family watched on.

She thanked those involved in the trial process, including judge Mr Justice Wilkie, the jury and Mair's defence team.

Judge Alan Wilkie denounced Mair's action, saying: "It is clear. that your inspiration is not love of country or your fellow citizens, it is an admiration for Nazism and similar anti-democratic, white supremacist creeds".

Our parents generation made huge sacrifices to defeat those ideas and values in the Second World War. What you did ... betrays those sacrifices'. "You affect to be a patriot".



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