Accused in killing UK lawmaker Jo Cox refuses to enter plea
October 04, 2016 - 10:22 AM
LONDON - The man charged with murdering British lawmaker Jo Cox has refused to speak when asked to enter pleas in court.
Thomas Mair is accused of murdering 41-year-old Cox and assaulting an elderly man who was seriously injured. He also faces weapons charges.
He appeared at London's Central Criminal Court on Tuesday by video-link from prison, and stayed silent when asked how he intended to plead. Judge Alan Wilkie ordered that not-guilty pleas be entered on Mair's behalf to all charges.
Mair is due to stand trial Nov. 14.
At his first hearing, 53-year-old Mair gave his name as "death to traitors, freedom for Britain."
Cox, a Labour Party legislator, was shot and stabbed to death June 16 in her constituency of Birstall, 200 miles (320 kilometres), north of London.
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