The killer of a British parliamentarian Joe Cox was given a life sentence

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The court convicted Thomas Meira in the murder of the Deputy of the British Parliament Joe Cox and sentenced him to life imprisonment

The court sentenced Thomas Mayr, recognized guilty in the murder of British MP from the labour party Joe Cox to life imprisonment, informs Bi-bi-si.

Meir in court did not submit evidence in his defence, but pleaded not guilty. He was charged on four counts — murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with criminal intent and illegal possession of cold weapons. The judge found the crime so exceptional that Meira was sentenced to life imprisonment. Released it can only be after the decision of the Minister of internal Affairs.

The spouse of the deceased Brendan Cox said that he had come to the court in order to get “retribution”, and that “does not feel nothing but pity” to Meera.

In the proceedings Meir ignored the court’s questions or answered them with slogans. At one of the meetings he stated that his name was “death to traitors, freedom of Britain”.

Meir attacked Joe Cox is in town Bertolle in the North of England on 16 June. He struck the woman multiple stab wounds, and after three shot her with a pistol. According to witnesses, before the fire, Meir shouted: “First, Britain!”. The same name is the nationalist party of the UK, advocating for the country’s withdrawal from the European Union. During the arrest of Meir told the police that a political activist.

Cox advocated the preservation of the UK’s membership in the European Union. On June 23, the country held a referendum on EU membership, which 51,89% of the citizens voted for Brexit, 48,11% — voted against.

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