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Accused killer of MP Jo Cox on trial

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>> The brutal murder of Jo Cox a week before the Brexit vote shocked Britain. Now, the man accused of killing her in a vicious attack is being tried. 41 year-old Cox, a Pro Eu lawmaker was shot and then repeatedly stabbed in the street in June at the height of a strongly divisive campaign.
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Thomas Mayer faces a charge of murder, and of causing grievous bodily harm to 77 year-old who tried to help the MP. At a hearing last month, Mayer stood silent when the judge asked if he was guilty. When asked for his name, he replied, death to traitors, freedom for Britain.
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His lawyer says medical issues will not be used as a defense. The case, due to last two weeks, is now being treated as a matter of terrorism.