The man accused of murdering the MP Jo Cox is scheduled to go on trial in November in a case that will be dealt with as a terrorist trial, a judge said on Thursday.
Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, West Yorkshire, appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link from Belmarsh prison in south-east London. He said: “Yes I am,” when asked to confirm his name, and made notes during the 15-minute hearing.
Mr Justice Saunders said it would be treated as a terrorist trial for case-management purposes. A trial date was set for 14 November.
Another hearing will take place on 19 September at the Old Bailey, with a plea hearing pencilled in on 4 October. The trial will be heard before a high court judge and is likely to be at the Old Bailey.
Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, was killed last Thursday outside Birstall public library.
The 41-year-old mother of two was declared dead at 1.48pm after being shot three times and stabbed repeatedly.
Mair is charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, and possession of an offensive weapon.
At a magistrates court hearing last week he had given his name as “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain”.
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